Dr M says he is in 2 weeks’ quarantine

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is holed up in his house for two weeks and will not meet people.

PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight said he is spending 14 days in quarantine at home, after taking a picture with an individual who later tested positive for Covid-19.

In an interview with TV3, the former prime minister said he was adhering to the requirement to be quarantined.

It is also learnt that Mahathir had undergone a test for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

He also said it was vital for people to be disciplined and quarantine themselves for two weeks to mitigate the spread of the virus.

He said he, too, was doing just that.

“I am holed up in my house, I cannot go out, meet people or greet them. But thank God, it isn’t too difficult for me,” he said.

Mahathir, a medical doctor, said people should stay put in their homes instead of returning to their kampungs during the movement control order period ending on March 31.

This way, he said, they would not bring back the virus with them and infect more people.

“So don’t go back to your kampung, stay where you are. Don’t go out, isolate yourself from others,” he said.

He also advised people to get screened if they are ordered to by the authorities.

Last night, Mahathir’s successor, Muhyiddin Yassin, had also appealed to Malaysians not to go back to their hometowns while the MCO came into effect.