By Rosli Mansor
Since April 1, 2022, Malaysia has been in the transition to the endemic phase of Covid-19, following the effectiveness of public health prevention and control measures. This phase shift is also due to the success of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program.
Director General of Health Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah in his statement today said the Ministry of Health (MoH) would like to advise the public to continue to adhere to the recommendations and health advice that is often emphasised.
People are advised to avoid 3C (Crowded Space, Confined Space and Close Conversation) and practice 3W (Wash, Wear and Warn) and TRIIS (test, report, isolate, inform, and seek). Get tested for COVID-19 if you have any symptoms. Individuals who are positive for COVID-19 category 1 and 2A and are not at high risk (under 60 years of age and have no comorbidities), do not need to attend the COVID-19 Assessment Center (CAC).
They only need to do self-monitoring through HAT in the MySejahtera application. SMS or calls from Autom or Voice Recording (robocal) services will be accepted if you haven’t or don’t carry out self-monitoring every day.
“Individuals who need to attend the nearest CAC (a full list of locations, phone numbers and hours of operation can be found at https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/notline) for further assessment will be notified via MySejahtera or contacted by CAC via SMS or phone call
“Individuals who are positive for COVID-19 Category 2A (high risk) and above or have worsening symptoms, are required to attend CAC or the nearest hospital for further examination without waiting for a phone call from CAC.
“MoH will continue to monitor the development of infection in the country, as well as abroad through information obtained from the World Health Organization. The Ministry of Health will ensure that appropriate prevention and control measures are implemented continuously”, he said.