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Colleague who is a close contact to a confirmed covid 19 patient

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: August 19, 2020 7:18 AM
Anonymous 2 months

My colleague’s daughter recently tested positive for covid 19. She went for the test after learning about her daughter, her result came back negative. I would like to know if it’s advisable for the other colleagues who had close contact with this colleague (although her test result is negative) to work from home for 14 days, just in case.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 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.

If your colleague tested negative for COVID-19, thus she does not need to undergo quarantine session unless she is still staying together with her child. However, it is best if she is allowed to work from home and monitor her symptoms regularly.

They can be tested for COVID-19 in government hospital as they would do it to any high risk individual. Apart from that, we also provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

As for the employee to the close contact for a confirmed COVID19 case, it is recommended for them to monitor COVID19 symptoms and they are not mandatory to be quarantined.

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 https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.

I hope you would always be in your best health and thank you.

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