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Covid patient - Post Quarantine

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 7, 2021 2:40 PM

Anonymous 48 days

Hi, my husband got tested positive with Covid and been self quarantine at home since then.
Do he need to do a second test after 10 days?
Since the test might come back as positive with the second test due to the remaining shedded virus in his body, how to make sure that he is safe to return to work?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 48 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your husband’s condition. Normally it is required to do the second swab test to see whether the virus is still present in the body or not. On top of that, it is safe to work with others if your husband have been declared free from the infection and safety measure has been taken such as wearing mask at workplace and sanitize the hand.

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 physical/social distancing, wear your face mask in public and follow the pandemic SOP as much as possible.

CPRC contact:

If you need a second opinion, you may contact us at (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. Thank you.

Last Updated: Fri May 07 2021 14:40:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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