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Team, can help to check if a C19 suspect/ close contact undergone a PCR test n result is negative do we still need to quarantine 14 days?

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 4, 2020 3:53 PM

Anonymous 6 months

Team, can help to check if a C19 suspect/ close contact undergone a PCR test n result is negative do we still need to quarantine 14 days?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 6 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

There is no quarantine needed when someone proven to be negative covid-19 infection. However, since we are still our MCO period, the person is to remain at home and unexposed for the time being. Husehold members may still take necessary precautions. These are the guidelines from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

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: Mon May 04 2020 15:53:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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