PUTRAJAYA FEB. 24: Home quarantine is no longer required for COVID-19 close contacts with fully vaccinated status and has received the booster shots provided they are tested negative on the first and third day using RTK-Ag self-test kits.
Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin said, for close contacts who have not received the booster dose will still have to undergo the Home Surveillance Order (HSO).
Khairy said, for those who have been fully vaccinated and have received the booster shots and found positive they will have to report to MySejahtera and undergo self-isolation. If the results remain negative then business will continue as usual for them.
“In the case of close contacts that are fully vaccinated and have received the booster doses but with symptoms then they will have to undergo self-isolation for five days,” Khairy said at the press conference held here today.
Khairy added the new health protocol will take effect on 1st March 2022.
On another development, Khairy said, for those aged 18 and above and 60 and above who have received the Sinovac and other types of vaccines, the deadline for them to get the booster shots is extended to 31st March instead of 28th February 2022 as announced earlier.
Khairy stressed that the booster shot is very important as a condition to maintain the fully vaccinated status in MySejahtera.
Regarding the increase in COVID-19 daily cases for the last few days, Khairy said, the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) will be reopened starting tomorrow.
“This is a pre-emptive action so as to enable hospitals to give medical services to non-COVID cases that have been postponed for two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020,” Khairy said.
Khairy added, MAEPS will provide 100 beds for the low risk COVID-19 cases for the short term while the Klang Valley requires 800 beds. This is to enable the hospitals to treat non-COVID-19 cases without disturbances.- Malaysia World News