Malaysian premier in quarantine after officer tests positive for coronavirus

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Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin will self-quarantine at home for 14 days from Friday (May 22) after an officer at a post-Cabinet meeting he attended tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement issued on Friday said that Tan Sri Muhyiddin tested negative for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

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Everyone who was present at the post-Cabinet meeting on Thursday has also been ordered to undergo testing for the coronavirus and to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

“Every meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office practises social distancing and stringent health measures at all times,” the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Malaysia reported 78 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the tally to 7,137 cases. One new fatality was reported, raising the death toll to 115. 

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Featured Image:-Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin unveils his new cabinet members at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya on March 9, 2020. Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan

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