Dr Mahathir “is healthy and at home”, news claiming otherwise is fake

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Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is in good health and news of him being ill is fake, said his aide today, amid a message to the contrary that is spreading on social media.


“Rumours that Tun Dr Mahathir is in Prince Court are untrue. Tun Dr Mahathir is still healthy and at home today. Alhamdulillah,” said Adam Mukhriz Muhayeddin on Twitter today.

A screenshot of a Facebook post has been widely circulated on messaging apps, with a comment claiming that Dr Mahathir had been hospitalised.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir wrote a Facebook post saying that a member of his family had been infected with Covid-19.

He had said that the family member did not show any serious symptoms initially and was put under home quarantine, but was later sent to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties.

He went on to criticise the current Health Ministry protocol that issues home quarantine orders to those who are infected but do not display symptoms of the coronavirus.

Dr Mahathir said his family member had infected others in his household, as he was kept at home instead of being hospitalised.