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Someone in my house have been confirm covid case

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: April 25, 2021 3:24 PM
Anonymous 2 months

someone in my house have been confirm covid case, is a high chance that my entire family have been effected covid. We’re not is it a good idea to visit any covid test lab to test it.

Dr Ramzdhan 2 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

We understand your worries especially regarding the close contact to a positive COVID-19 patient. According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:

  • Health care-associated exposure, including providing direct care for 2019-nCoV patients, working with health care workers infected with 2019-nCoV, visiting patients or staying in the same close environment of a 2019nCoV patient.
  • Working together in close proximity or sharing the same classroom environment with a with 2019-nCoV patient
  • Traveling together with 2019-nCoV patient in any kind of conveyance
  • Living in the same household as a 2019-nCoV patient

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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