Tun M under self-quarantine over Covid-19



By S. Harrish

FORMER prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is in self-quarantine after coming into close contact with an MP who tested positive for Covid-19.

It is believed that the 95-year-old former premier had taken a picture with Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, who had since been tested positive and is now under quarantine at the Sarawak General Hospital.

Dr Yii had close contact with Sarikei MP Andrew Wong Ling Biu, who had also tested positive for Covid-19 on March 15.

In an interview with TV3, Dr Mahathir shared his experience under quarantine at home.

“I will follow (self-quarantine). It is important in addressing this problem, to be disciplined.

“We must self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If we do that, there will be less possibility of the virus spreading to other people,” said Dr Mahathir.

“So, now I am just at home. I cannot go out and I cannot meet people. I cannot shake hands, and others,” he added.

“However, Alhamdullilah, it is not so hard for me,” he said.