COVID-19 test results to be sent via SMS

James Kon

Those who are tested for COVID-19 in the country can receive their test result through SMS (short message service) from March 28.

The Ministry of Health urged members of the public who got tested to provide the correct mobile phone contact number to receive the SMS.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference at the ministry’s Al-‘Afiah Hall said, “The ministry will send the result of the laboratory test for COVID-19 through SMS as soon as the result is obtained.”

He added, “This is a new initiative that started from March 28 and is still in a trial stage.”

He added, “Anyone who already received a call from the Ministry of Health on the result of the COVID-19 test will not receive their result through SMS anymore.”