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Travel to UK on 13 march 2020

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 6, 2020 8:19 AM

Anonymous 9 months

My family will travel to UK on 13 - 19 March 2020. Do we need self quarantine after we arrive Malaysia on 20 March 2020? One of my daughter was in boarding school, is it safe to send her back to hostel after travel?

Kindly seek your advice & process of self quarantine. Thank You

Dr Ramzdhan 9 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

I understand about your concern regarding the steps needed to be taken following your travel to UK. For your information, self quarantine is advice to those who experience symptoms following recent travel or contact. Therefore, please quarantine yourself and the whole family if you are experiencing even mild symptoms of COVID19 virus. In the meantime, you should take these preventive measures as stated from the guidelines by 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

These are the symptoms to be monitored within 14 days period after you travel to UK.

Symptoms of infected persons are such as:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath

For more information, you can click on this link Tanya Doktor Pakar KKM (COVID-19 Portal)


Last Updated: Fri Mar 06 2020 08:19:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

First and foremost, I understand your concern regarding this issue of coronavirus since there’s an outbreak of the virus.

I understand that you would be travelling to UK in near time. And you’re wondering the need to be quarantine once you’re back to Malaysia.

The decision would be depending on your risk profile. You can assess that by answering the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories as follows and please act accordingly.

For more information on coronavirus, please visit the official Ministry of Health portal at link here (MOH COVID-19 Portal). You can also consult a doctor for free regarding your condition by clicking Ask Doctor link on the portal.

I hope this answer would give you a little help. Have a nice trip and I wish you and your family would always be in a good health. Thank you

Last Updated: Fri Mar 06 2020 08:27:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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