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Casual contact with someone with Covid 19

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: May 6, 2021 5:48 AM

Anonymous 38 days

Hi
I was at the shopping mall yesterday and my my sejahtera app just informed me that I have been in casual contact with someone with Covid 19, what do I do ?

Dr Ramzdhan 38 days
General Practitioner

Greetings! Thank you for your questions.

For your information, as a casual contact, you are considered to be at low risk of contracting COVID-19. You are unlikely to get infected just from having been in the same place with patient with COVID-19. You are a casual contact if you have been within only two meters of someone with COVID-19 for less than 15 minutes.

Recent studies revealed that between 5% – 80% of the COVID-19 cases may be asymptomatic, which means they exhibit no signs and symptoms of the same. This group of people, therefore, tends to spread COVID-19 without really knowing it. That’s why it is important to monitor any symptoms within 10 days or during quarantine. Although at this moment, it is not compulsory for a casual contact to do swab test in Malaysia, you must get tested as soon as possible if you develop any symptoms. Symptoms to look out for include:

  • fever (37.5°C or higher) or history of fever (night sweats, chills)
  • cough
  • shortness of breath (difficulty breathing).
  • runny nose
  • loss of taste
  • loss of smell
  • sore throat

In need of a second opinion? Our pulmonologist are here to help.

You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test. Or contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

For more information on your health condition, or for more accurate treatment to be implemented, a more detailed test should be done beforehand. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk online with our certified doctors. Thank you

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Last Updated: Thu May 06 2021 05:48:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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