Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
Hello doctor, for how long should I quarantine myself if I started to experience loss/decreased smell & taste on MAY 28 ?
I have received notification from MySejahtera on 26 MAY stated I’m a casual contact.
I have done RT-PCR test on MAY 29 and RTK on MAY 31. Both result is negative.
Should I redo RT-PCR test before I ended my quarantine ?
Thank you for your question.
From the question and statement you gave on the above section, your status was changed to Casual contact and you are experiencing loss of smell/taste until today, is this correct ? let me know if this is not your concern.
For your information, loss of smell and taste can be caused by:
Some serious conditions include:
Furthermore, we understand your worries especially towards a potential close contact and possible positive symptoms of COVID-19
For your information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
I would highly recommend you to speak with our doctor via teleconsultation who can assess your symptoms and offer further advice.
Or you can contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and wear your face mask in public.
We hope this answers your questions. Thank You