MOH guidelines on homecare

PETALING JAYA: The Health director-general’s office has issued a circular on the management of Covid-19 cases and close contacts during the pandemic for 2021.

The circular is aimed to inform Malaysians on the procedures in handling both asymptomatic and symptomatic Covid-19 cases that occur at home or place of residence.

The National Security Council and Health Ministry disaster management executive committee had, during a special meeting, agreed that positive Covid-19 patients for Category 1 (asymptomatic) and Category 2 (showing mild symptoms) be isolated at home, place of residence, hotels or low-risk quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) depending on the patients’ situation.

For states with sufficient capacity to manage Covid-19 cases, they can do so according to the Covid-19 Management Guideline in Malaysia No. 5 that can be found at

For more information on the management guidelines, visit


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