MOH: Asymptomatic close contacts exempted from self-quarantine, Covid-19 tests

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 22: Close contacts of Covid-19 cases who do not develop any symptoms are exempted from self-quarantine and performing any Covid-19 tests effective today (April 22).

However, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said close contacts must practise preventive measures for five days from the day of last exposure to the Covid-19 patient.


Preventive measures include wearing face masks outdoors, avoiding crowded places, avoiding visiting high-risk groups, ensuring good indoor ventilation, and travelling for essential needs only.

Close contacts who are symptomatic are encouraged to self-quarantine and do RTK Antigen self-tests from the time they develop symptoms and on the third day.

If the RTK Antigen self-test result is negative and symptoms have improved, these individuals may end their quarantine period but must continue to practise the recommended preventive measures.

Procedure for close contacts of Covid-19 cases effective April 22, 2022.

MOH, in a post on social media today, emphasised that this applies to all close contacts regardless of vaccination status. — DayakDaily