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Inquiry about covid 19

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: May 13, 2021 2:38 AM
Anonymous 30 days

Hi Doctor. My colleague’s sister in law had positive Covid 19 on Friday(7/5/2021). The colleague was close contact with her sister in law. My colleague did not quarantine herself and did not inform us this matter. The next day (8/5/2021), the colleague she still came to work. Then this colleague had positive Covid 19 on Sunday. She told us about her sister in law and herself had positive Covid 19 on Monday(10/05/2021). So I was close contact with her Friday and Saturday. I need to self quarantine and do a SWAB test, right? All the closed contact with this colleague past 7 days before the date(9/5/2021) she had Covid 19, they should quarantine and do SWAB test. Am I correct? Thank you

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 30 days
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand your concern regarding your inquiry especially during this time. In general, if anyone happens to be a close contact with an infected individuals, he or she should practice self quarantine and need to do their swab test as soon as possible. In your case, you and your colleagues need to do self quarantine and do the swab test. However more, information is needed to assess the whole picture.

According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:

  • Health care-associated exposure, including providing direct care for COVID-19 patients, working with health care workers infected with COVID-19, visiting patients or staying in the same close environment of a COVID-19 patient.
  • Working together in close proximity or sharing the same classroom environment with a with COVID-19 patient
  • Traveling together with COVID-19 patient in any kind of conveyance
  • Living in the same household as a COVID-19 patient

Please monitor for your symptoms in the mean time as well. According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

I would also encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.

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.

But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.

CPRC contact:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my

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Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk online with our certified doctors. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu May 13 2021 02:38:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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