M'sian PM Muhyiddin Yassin placed under 14-day quarantine after officer tests positive for Covid-19

Everyone present at a May 20 meeting was placed on self-quarantine.

Sulaiman Daud| May 22, 07:28 PM

Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia, went for a Covid-19 screening on Friday, May 22 and tested negative.

However, he will still be placed on self-quarantine for 14 days, after an officer present at a meeting he chaired on Wednesday, May 20 tested positive for the virus.

Everyone present at the meeting has to be quarantined and tested

In a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office, according to The Star:

"Nevertheless, according to the supervision and observation order for Covid-19 Section 15(1) Act 342, the Prime Minister has to be in self-quarantine at home for 14 days beginning Friday evening."

It added that everyone who was present during that meeting has to self-quarantine at home for 14 days starting on May 22, and undergo screening tests.

The Prime Minister's Office also noted that every meeting it holds practised social distancing and "stringent health care" at all times.

Top image from Muhyiddin Yassin's Facebook page.