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Covid 19 quarantine for housemaid from oversea

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: April 7, 2020 2:32 AM

Anonymous 14 months

Hello Doctor,

If My philipino maid travel back to Malaysia after lockdown release, hopefully by 14th April.

Does my maid will send for quarantine center which arranged by Malaysian government when she reach airport?

Dr Sashini Seeni 14 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. For your information, your maid will not be quarantined unless she presents with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. She should be under self-quarantine at home for 14 days where she monitors her health and report back to any designated hospitals for COVID-19 if COVID-19 symptoms manifests. You may visit the hospitals in this list for a COVID-19 screening test. (Designated Hospital for COVID-19).

According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Tue Apr 07 2020 02:32:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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