Covid-19 Surge: Updated Guidelines To Curb Covid-19 Surge(2023)

Updated guidelines to curb Covid-19 surge

Here are the WHO updated Covid-19 guidelines that you need to know:

Here are the updated Covid-19 guidelines. 

Isolation period reduced for Covid-19 patients

While infected people were asked to stay in isolation for longer, the world health authority has reduced the isolation period:

  • Covid-19 patients who are showing symptoms should isolate themselves for at least 10 days from the day they start experiencing the symptoms.
  • While people infected with the disease only have to isolate for 10 days, they must be under surveillance for another 3 days.
  • In case you test negative in an antigen-based rapid test, you can get discharged early from isolation.
  • People who have not experienced any symptoms of Covid-19, they only need to isolate for 5 days.

Masks are the best defense against Covid-19

Regardless of the epidemiological situation, you must wear masks to prevent getting infected, especially when the cases are spreading at a rapid rate.
Wearing a mask in public spaces still remains the best defence against Covid, as per WHO.

WHO recommends wearing a mask, especially if:

  • You are exposed to the virus recently
  • You suspect you have been infected with Covid
  • You are at high risk of severe Covid-19
  • You are in a crowded or poorly ventilated place.

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