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Muhyiddin to undergo self-quarantine again after minister tests positive for Covid-19

Oct 05. 2020
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By The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin says he will undergo self-quarantine at his residence for 14 days after a Cabinet minister tested positive for Covid-19.

However, the Prime Minister said the situation will not disrupt any government business.

"I will continue to work from home and use video conferencing for important meetings that require me to chair," he said in a statement on Monday (Oct 5).

This comes after he chaired a meeting attended by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri who tested positive for Covid-19.

The minister confirmed this on his Facebook page on Monday.

This will be the second time that the Prime Minister needs to undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. The first was after an officer present during a post-Cabinet meeting tested positive for Covid-19 in May.

The Prime Minister said after the risk evaluation by the Health Ministry, those who have been identified as a close contact during the meeting have been issued a home surveillance order (HSO) for 14 days from Oct 3, and will need to wear the surveillance bracelet.

As a precautionary measure, Muhyiddin said that he has undergone Covid-19 tests once every two weeks since April and all tests to date have been negative.

"Aside from that, I have been tested for Covid-19 for three times in the last three weeks which is on Sept 22, 26, and 29, and the results all came out negative.

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