Voters who test positive for Covid-19 need to report their status through the MySejahtera app to receive information and guidelines before going to the polls this Saturday.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told a press conference on Covid-19 developments in Sungai Buloh today that the guidelines would be sent to voters via SMS (short messaging system), along with the necessary link.
"When they click the link, they will receive the information and voting guidelines for Covid-positive individuals.
"For example, they are not allowed to take public transport, including e-hailing, and are compelled to wear a face mask at all times at the polling centre.
"They must also go home immediately after casting their ballots," he said.
Khairy said that upon their arrival at the entrance of the polling centre, Covid-positive individuals must inform the health ministry officials of their health status.
"Covid-positive voters will be accompanied by the officials up the voting room, so they will not have to queue with other voters.
"We cannot set up new polling streams for them as the EC (Election Commission) may not have adequate resources, so we will just bring them straight in to vote, get out and return home," he said, adding that this was the safest and most efficient approach to allow Covid-positive individuals to cast their ballots.
Khairy also called on other voters to be patient and to cooperate if such individuals are taken to the polling booths before them on polling day.
He said the health ministry also advised all voters to sanitise their hands using the hand sanitiser available at the polling centres and to practise physical distancing to avoid being infected with Covid-19.