Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
I am in close contact with a confirmed covid case at my gym this week and has developed symptoms since 6 May, what is the next steps I should do? moh has not contacted me but can I claim a covid test if I proceed on my own?
Thank you for your question.
We understand your worries especially regarding the close contact to a positive COVID-19 patient. According to the current SOP, once you are considered a close contact to a positive coronavirus patient, you are required to do COVID-19 screening (twice) according to the directive from the KKM personnel.
Additonally, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
However, the onset of these symptoms may vary according to different individuals, ranging from few days to about 2 weeks after the virus transmission. On top of that, there were cases of asymptomatic carrier. Those that are able to transmit the virus without having any symptoms or complication of their own.
In addition, according to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:
I would also encourage you to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) and answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.
Meanwhile, try to maintain physical and social distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.
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