On Monday June 21 , its website to make clear that a person who spends a cumulative period of about 15 minutes or more within 2m of a suspected Covid-19 case would be regarded as a.
Khairy said that the Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah had issued a circular for public healthcare workers on the issue.
However, she said some rules would still apply.
That puts them at significant risk for contracting the virus.
While it might seem strict, Dr Paul Tambyah, president of the Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, said that it needs to be seen in the context of an attempt to break the chains of transmission related to the market — in a setting where there are still significant numbers of unvaccinated individuals.
Effective 1st March 2022, individuals aged 18 years old and above, who have made close contact with a positive case, are no longer required to isolate themselves Home Surveillance Order if they have received the booster shot and have no symptoms.