Corona … a note from the Ministry of Health

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The Ministry of Public Health issued a memorandum No. 159 dated 11/6/2020 regarding examination of contacts and the demobilization of the quarantined and quarantined.And it says:

Within the framework of the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Public Health to confront the Corna pandemic and with the increasing demand for PCR examinations and due to the limited availability of reagents and in order to rationalize their use, the Ministry of Public Health decided to adopt the following:

First: The person in contact with a positive case of corona is known to the person who has been with this case for a period of not less than 10 minutes within a distance of one and a half meters during the past 14 days.Second: The contact with a confirmed positive case is required to adhere to home quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of the last contact with the patient, even if the result of the laboratory test PCR is negative, as it does not mean that the person in contact is free of the disease.

Third: In the event that symptoms appear on the person in contact within the period of quarantine, a laboratory examination will be conducted PCR, and it is preferable to conduct this examination in the period of time extending from five to seven days after contact.

Fourth: In the event that sick symptoms appear, the contact can return to work and normal life after completing the quarantine period set at 14 days without the need for re-examination according to the recent recommendations of the World Health Organization.

Fifth: Laboratory confirmed cases of corona are required to be isolated at home or in a health facility as follows:

– The infected person, who does not suffer from any symptoms of illness, is isolated for a period of 10 days, after which he is discharged to return to his normal life without the need for a re-examination.

The affected person who suffers from symptoms of illness is isolated for a period of 13 days, provided that the last three days are without symptoms (with no use of a fever reducer) and then he can return to his normal life without the need for a re-examination.

Sixth: Positive cases are not concerned after the isolation period has passed and they can return to their daily life (work, study …), provided that the preventive measures are adhered to from wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands without the need to re-examine the PCR according to the recent recommendations of the World Health Organization.

Seventh: Patients who suffer from severe to severe symptoms or who are immunocompromised, must complete the isolation period for a period of 20 days from the date of the onset of symptoms and after 72 hours of the removal of the high temperature without the use of antipyretics and after the marked improvement of symptoms (such as coughing and distress Breathing) provided that they return to their usual activities without the need for a re-examination.

Eighth: This memorandum shall be communicated as needed.





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