Updated guidelines to curb Covid-19 surge
Here are the WHO updated Covid-19 guidelines that you need to know:
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.