Muhyiddin tests positive for Covid-19

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Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin has tested positive for Covid-19.

In a Facebook post, the Bersatu president said he had undergone a polymerase chain reaction test, which returned a positive result.

“Thank God, I am only experiencing mild symptoms and in good condition,” he wrote.

Muhyiddin said he will be under home quarantine as per Health Ministry guidelines.

“To those who may have been in close contact with me, I would advise you to follow the protocols laid out by the ministry.


Yesterday, Muhyiddin chaired a National Recovery Council meeting.

Those that have been confirmed present yesterday include Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Senior Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Jidin, former Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad and Subang MP Wong Chen.

Also in attendance was Capital A Bhd — formerly known as AirAsia Group Bhd — chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

The council also includes Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadilah Yusof representing the government.

Opposition politicians in the council include Tan Sri Bernard Dompok of Upko and Chong Chien Jen from DAP.

Other members from the public — aside from Fernandes — are Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, Datuk Habibah Abdul Rahim, Datuk Michael Kang, Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Datuk Hartini Zainuddin and Dr Sivakumar Thurairajasingam representing experts from various field and industries.

Muhyiddin, who is Perikatan Nasional chairman, was also slated to be present at the launch of the coalition’s election machinery for the Johor polls on Friday.

This is the first time Muhyiddin has tested positive for the novel coronavirus according to publicly available information.