PRIME Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin did not wear a pink wrist tag as he had tested negative and was on self quarantine, his office said today.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) explained that Muhyiddin had tested negative for Covid-19 four times in a row – on Sept 22, 26, 29 and Oct 5.
“The Prime Minister was not given any monitoring bracelet by the Health Ministry.
“Based on the risk assessment by Health ministry officials on Oct 5, the Prime Minister was advised to self-quarantine and conduct self-health monitoring at home every day for 14 days using the home-assessment tool (HAT) in MySejahtera app.
“Therefore, he was not required by the Health Ministry to wear a monitoring bracelet,” the PMO said in a statement, The Star reported.
The statement was issued following widespread criticisms questioning why he did not wear the pink wrist tag during a televised announcement on Covid-19 yesterday
“The results of the Covid-19 screening on the Prime Minister on Oct 5 proved to be negative on Oct 6. Besides that, he had also undergone three Covid-19 screenings in the past three weeks.
“The Prime Minister was, however, advised to get immediate treatment if he suffers any symptoms during the monitoring period.
“His condition remains good, and he will continue to be in self-quarantine until the end of the 14-day period, as set by the Health Ministry,” said the PMO.