Connect with us


KJ: Quarantine Periods Are Now Based On Vaccination Status, Varies From 5 To 10 Days


Source:Sinar & Bernama

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated but unfortunately have tested positive for any variant of the Covid-19 virus will have to undergo a seven-day isolation period effective today (16 January 2022). As quoted by BERNAMA, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin explained further that those with either incomplete vaccination, not vaccinated or those who have symptoms will have to self-isolate for 10 full days. Khairy said that their health will be assessed again before they can be discharged from isolation.

The ministry has implemented isolation orders on Covid-19 positive cases and quarantine for close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 [Act 342] to control the spread of the infection. Khairy elaborated that based on the data, science and experience of other countries pertaining to the management of Covid-19 cases and close contacts of positive cases (including those infected with the Omicron variant), the Health Ministry has re-evaluated the Observation and Surveillance Period and decided on the latest ruling.

Meanwhile, close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases who have received their booster shots will only be required to undergo a five-day mandatory quarantine. On the other hand, close contacts who have been fully immunised, not fully vaccinated or have not been vaccinated, will undergo a seven-day quarantine. He explained,

“If they are symptomatic, they will have to undergo a Covid-19 infection detection test using RTK-Ag, either a self-test or at a nearby health facility for further treatment. The results of the self-test must be shared on MySejahtera. They will also have to undergo RTK-Ag testing either at government or private facilities on the fifth day (for the five-day quarantine period) and the seventh day (for the seven-day quarantine period). They will be issued with a quarantine release order on the same day the RTK-Ag detection test is performed if the result is negative and they are asymptomatic.”

As mentioned earlier, the new isolation order will take effect on Sunday (Jan 16) and those who are currently undergoing their isolation and quarantine will also need to abide by this new order. However, the existing procedures for travellers who have just arrived in Malaysia remain the same as previously announced.

Khairy also revealed the ministry has increased its preparedness in case of the increase in cases following the presence of Omicron in the country. Hence, those who are eligible to get their boosters should do so to achieve the highest level of protection and avoid severe complications.


Also read: WATCH: Mydin’s Director Talks About Corruption & Wants All Entrepreneurs To Voice Out About It

Screenshot 2022 01 15 At 9.35.22 Pm

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 16 2 Collage 16 2
News5 hours ago

Ministry of Transport Allocates RM450 Millions To Upgrade LRT Service & Safety With 23 Initiatives

LRT train services have recently found themselves under fire for the constant issues which caused delays and inconvenience to its...

Ft Surau Ft Surau
News1 day ago

Mini School Bus Turned Mobile Surau in Terengganu Becomes First to be Recognised by JPJ

For Muslims, having to find somewhere suitable to perform prayers can sometimes be difficult especially when you’re out and about....

Collage 47 Collage 47
News1 day ago

JUST IN: Multiple Areas in KL Hit By Flash Floods After Continuous Rain Since Morning

After a couple of weeks of hot, sunny weather, it finally rained in KL this morning (25 May) but unfortunately,...

Collage Final 2 2 Collage Final 2 2
News2 days ago

Grab: Recent Price Hike Due to High Demand For Rides & Low Supply of Drivers

Complaints surrounding Grab’s e-hailing services such as the inability to book a car, unusually high fares as well as long...

Ft Weed 2 Ft Weed 2
News2 days ago

Ex-Diplomat Arrested After Largest Marijuana Farm in M’sian History Found on His Janda Baik Property

Although other countries in the world have slowly started to allow and legalise the use of marijuana for medical as...

Collage 43 Collage 43
News2 days ago

Abang Polis’ Powerful Words Save M’sian Woman From Jumping Off a Building in Shah Alam

Have you ever been in a situation where anything you say can mean life or death? This is what a...

Ft Tmj Ft Tmj
News2 days ago

TMJ Tells Kedah MB to Bring Facts After Claiming That ‘Someone’ is Controlling M’sia’s Football League

Local football fans are very well aware of the recent rift between Kedah Football Association (KFA) president Datuk Seri Muhammad...

Collage 5 3 Collage 5 3
News2 days ago

PDRM: Driver of Van Who Made Illegal U-Turn Causing Accident, a Foreigner With No License

Reckless driving does not only bring trouble to yourself but also to other road users. If the situation is bad...


Latest Videos