KUALA LUMPUR – Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, 97, has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said on Wednesday (Aug 31).

“Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad tested positive for Covid-19 this morning,” it said in a statement.

He has been admitted to the National Heart Institute for observation for the next few days as advised by the medical team, it added.