PM Admits Lax SOP Compliance during Sabah Polls Campaigning Led to Surge in Covid-19 Cases.

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“No double standards” over quarantine now, as seven ministers stuck at home.

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today admitted that the Sabah elections had contributed to the surge in Covid-19 cases, but said the polls were something they could not avoid.

Muhyiddin said the elections had to be held as the Sabah governor had dissolved the state assembly.

“We couldn’t avoid it,” he said at a special telecast this evening.

However, Muhyiddin said that SOPs, like social distancing, wasn’t observed during campaigning.

He insisted today that the authorities do not practise double standards in enforcing self-quarantine for those who tested positive for Covid-19.

He said seven other ministers and six deputy ministers are currently quarantined at home after Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad tested positive yesterday, even as ministers have previously skipped such quarantine before.

“They have to obey the rules and action can be taken if they are defiant,” he said.