If you’re a Klang Valley resident, then this one’s for you.
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You’ve tested positive for COVID-19 and you must be wondering.. should you be going to a COVID-19 Asssessment Centre (CAC)?
Well, NO. You are no longer required to go to the CACs, if you’re displaying only mild or no symptoms.
Why the sudden change?
The Health Ministry has activated virtual CACs for those who test positive for COVID-19 in the Klang Valley.
The virtual CACs have been set up to ease the crowds at physical CACs, improve patient waiting time, and ensure early monitoring for all Covid-19 cases.
Here’s a complete guideline for Covid-19 positive patients with mild or no symptoms:
- Immediately self-isolate at home.
- Download the MySejahtera app to report your COVID-19 positive test result and receive their Digital Home Surveillance Order (HSO). This also serves as a reminder that you are still legally under the HSO although you are not wearing a pink tag.
- Complete the Home Assessment Tool (HAT) found in the MySejahtera app on a daily basis.
- Your self-assessments will be monitored through the Virtual CAC Management Module within the eCovid-19 system. You will be contacted should the need arise.
- You will be notified via MySejahtera or call centre, if you are required to visit the nearest CAC for a clinical assessment.
- If you find that your symptoms are getting worse, you should seek immediate care at the nearest hospital instead of waiting for a call from the Virtual CAC.
What if I am a close contact of a COVID-19 patient?
You are also required to self-isolate at home with no need for testing unless you too have symptoms.
If you’re in need of assistance, you may reach the CAC call centre at 03-7723 9299 (open 8am-9pm daily) or the CPRC Hotline at 03-7723 9300 (open 8am-12 midnight daily).
You can now download the app on the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Huawei App Gallery.
By: Roshini Ravindran