— Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad will undergo 11 days of quarantine and is scheduled to return to work on May 4 after being detected to have been a close contact of a COVID-19 patient.
The Perak Menteri Besar’s Office, in a statement today, said Saarani was among the close contacts of the individual when he attended a programme in Lenggong on April 23.
“Based on the risk evaluation of the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Menteri Besar has been given a home surveillance order (HSO) letter for 11 days, which is from the day he was in close contact with the individual, and has been fitted with the surveillance wristband,” it said.
According to the statement, Saarani will undergo home quarantine at the official residence of the Perak Menteri Besar and that he will seek advice from the MOH and National Security Council (MKN) from time to time.
It added that as a matter of precaution, Saarani also underwent COVID-19 screening test at 2.30 pm today, with the result expected tomorrow.
Meanwhile, it said that all the Menteri Besar’s official programmes scheduled until May 3 would be cancelled and he will resume his dutiees on May 4, subject to advice from the MOH and MKN.
“This will not affect the running of the state administration as the Menteri Besar will be working from home and is willing to chair meetings via video, if necessary,” the statement added.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency