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PM Muhyiddin Is Now Under 14-Day Quarantine After Officer Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Prime Minister tested negative for the coronavirus.

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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been placed under a 14-day self-quarantine at his residence after an official present during a post-Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 20 May, tested positive for COVID-19

The Prime Minister's test came negative after he underwent a COVID-19 screening earlier Friday morning, 22 May, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office.

"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 read.

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Others present during the meeting have also been ordered to go for screening and self-quarantine at home for 14 days beginning 22 May

Previously, Dr Mahathir Mohamad was placed under mandatory quarantine at home after his meeting with Bandar Kuching MP

A week later, the Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong were quarantined after seven Istana Negara staffers tested positive for COVID-19:

Meanwhile, Malaysia recorded 78 new cases today, 22 May, making it the highest two-digit number reported since 29 April, when 94 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in a day.

Read about today's cases here:

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