As system buckles, MOH cuts down testing of close contacts

Hariz Mohd, Alyaa Alhadjri & Koh Jun Lin

Modified 15 Jan 2021, 2:40 am

COVID-19 | With the healthcare system at breaking point due to the surge in the number of Covid-19 patients, the Ministry of Health is trying several approaches to ease the burden.

Yesterday, the ministry issued a new circular containing changes in contact tracing and priority for swab tests.

According to Health Ministry sources, they would no longer test every individual identified as close contacts to Covid-19 positive patients and instead only test those with symptoms...

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