The Ministry of Health (MOH) urges all to continue to abide by the health recommendations and advice in order to curb the COVID-19 outbreak effectively.
Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah in a recent media statement stated that members of the public should avoid the ‘3C’ areas, namely crowded places, confined spaces and close conversations.
“Practise the 3Ws which are wash, wear and warn. Always put on face masks at enclosed public areas. The wearing of double face masks is encouraged.
“Practise TRIIS (test, report, isolate, inform, and seek) before attending social activities or if symptomatic. Perform a COVID-19 test immediately if symptomatic.
“COVID-19-positive individuals under categories 1, 2A and not high-risk (aged below 60 and without comorbidities) do not need to go to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre (CAC). Instead, they only need to perform self monitoring via the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) in the MySejahtera application.”
According to him, one will receive an SMS or call from the Automated Voice Recording (robocall) if he or she has yet to perform the daily self observation.
Individuals who need to go to the nearest CAC can obtain the full list of locations, contact numbers and operation hours from https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/hotline. One will be informed via MySejahtera or contacted by CAC via SMS or phone call for further assessment.
COVID-19-positive individuals of category 2B and above (whether high-risk or not) or with worsening symptoms are required to go to the CAC or nearest hospital for further assessment without needing to wait for phone calls from CAC.
“The isolation period for COVID-19 positive individuals who have completed vaccinations including those boosted are seven days. Meanwhile, the isolation period for COVID-19 positive individuals who have not completed vaccination or are unvaccinated is ten days.
“Individuals who have yet to receive a vaccine and have never been infected by COVID-19 are the most at-risk group to be infected. MOH advises these individuals to register and obtain the vaccine immediately.
“For those who have registered, the ministry hopes that they will be present for the appointments to protect themselves and loved ones.”
He stressed that MOH will continue to monitor the development of infection in and out of the country via information obtained from WHO (World Health Organization).