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Ministry redefines Day 1 for COVID cases, close contacts

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has updated the definition of first day (Day 1) for COVID-19 cases and close contacts, shared Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a press conference yesterday.

The minister said, “Day 1 for a COVID-19 case is when the BruHealth code changes to purple, while for close contacts, it is when the BruHealth code changes to red.

“In a scenario where a contact who has a red code and is undergoing isolation suddenly receives a positive antigen rapid test (ART) result, the BruHealth code will change to purple after the ART result is uploaded to the web portal and the day resets to the Day 1 for the individual’s isolation period.”

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin