Individuals who are COVID-19 positive can choose whether or not to undergo RTK-Ag COVID-19 testing on day four of quarantine. Should they choose not to, they must complete the full seven days of quarantine.
Malaysia's Ministry of Health (MOH) has updated the protocols for managing positive COVID-19 cases.
Effective 1 May 2022 (Sunday), those who are COVID-19 positive must undergo quarantine for seven days, and will be released from it if tested negative on day four. However, if the individual is still testing positive, they must complete the quarantine period of seven days.
For the specifics, the quarantine procedure is as follows:
- Tested COVID-19 positive.
- Administer a RTK-Ag COVID-19 test (antigen rapid test or ART) on day four of quarantine with the supervision (physically or virtually) of a registered medical practitioner with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
- Allow registered medical practitioner to upload the test result into the MySejahtera app.
- Leave quarantine if tested negative with the result reflected on the MySejahtera app.
- Complete quarantine (seven days) if tested positive with the result reflected on the MySejahtera app.
- No further testing required after day seven.
The Ministry also noted that if the individual chooses not to undergo a RTK-Ag COVID-19 testing on day four of quarantine, he/she will be allowed to leave the quarantine once seven days are completed.
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