Was I Mistakenly Quarantined? MOH Procedures and Usefulness of TraceTogether Questioned

Did the Health Ministry quarantine an individual by mistake?

That’s what’s on the mind of Kang Choon Hwee, who was quarantined for 3 days after MOH, supposedly due to a TraceTogether alert.

Writing to state media agency The Straits Times, Kang said:

“The MOH called me at night on April 20 to say I would be issued a Quarantine Order for having been in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case based on my TraceTogether app.

The contact was made on April 9 at 10.35am.

I recalled that I was at my doctor’s clinic at Mount Elizabeth Hospital for a medical check-up then.

I was subsequently taken for a swab test and placed in a quarantine facility until the Quarantine Order expired on April 23. Thankfully, both my swab tests were negative.”

Kang has questioned why MOH took a week and a half to make contact regarding the possible exposure.

Kang also asked why despite being classified as a “close contact detected” via the TraceTogether app the app continues to indicate “no exposure alerts”, adding that the clinic where the contact was supposed to have been made had no notification from MOH of any Covid-19 case visiting the clinic.

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