PM, top officials given all-clear after completing quarantine

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin tested negative for the Covid-19 virus.

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and other top officials who were exposed to a Covid-19 patient at a post-Cabinet meeting have been given the all-clear to return to work tomorrow.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today was their 14th day of quarantine, adding that all those who attended the meeting had tested negative for the virus after being swabbed again.

“So, tomorrow, they will be back to their normal work routine in their office. So far, they have shown a positive response, with none of them testing positive.

“Even the officer who tested positive is improving and his swab tests have been showing good results,” he said at his daily press conference today.

Auditor-general Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid had informed staff in an internal memo dated May 21 that he had contracted Covid-19.

FMT reported on May 22 that top officials from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Attorney-General’s Chambers and the National Audit Department were placed under quarantine after being exposed to a Covid-19 positive patient.

These officials were among those who attended the post-Cabinet meeting chaired by Muhyiddin, along with Nik Azman.

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