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35 govt officers undergoing self-quarantine

New Straits Times logo New Straits Times 23/5/2020 Esther Landau
Hisham Abdullah et al. looking at a laptop: Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham said all 35 government officers will have to undergo mandatory self quarantine. --BERNAMA pic © Provided by New Straits Times Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham said all 35 government officers will have to undergo mandatory self quarantine. --BERNAMA pic

KUALA LUMPUR: All 35 government officers who were in close contact with an officer who was tested positive for Covid-19 recently, will have to undergo mandatory self quarantine, Health director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham said.

He said although their test results were negative, they would still need to undergo quarantine at their respectives homes for 14-days.

"One of the requirements that these officers need to undergo was to do screening first before they attended any official meetings.

"The ministry has conducted public health initiative which is to do active contact tracing on their family members and those who have attended the meeting.

"We have swabbed all 35 officers and the results showed negative, however they need comply to the self-quarantine.

"We have taken the precautionary measures and on the thirteenth day, we will carry out swab test on them again. If the result shows negative, then they can return to work," he said during his daily Press conference in Putrajaya today.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was one of them and he has begun the 14-day self-quarantine at home starting Friday.

The officer who was tested positive with Covid-19, was said to have attended a post-Cabinet meeting chaired by Muhyiddin.

The Prime Minister's Office in a statement yesterday said Muhyiddin had tested negative after a screening on Friday morning.

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