The Ministry of Public Health issues on Wednesday a new memorandum regarding the amendment of the quarantine period based on “the latest scientific recommendation” and “the opinion of the national committee.”
The amendments are as follows:
Asymptomatic patients (not showing symptoms of COVID-19): The isolation period can be determined by up to 10 days. Patients can return to normal life without the need for a PCR test.
Positive cases showing symptoms: The isolation period can be determined for a minimum of 10 days, provided patients have had a normal body temperature with a significant reduction in other symptoms in the last 24 hours.
Fully vaccinated people who have had close contact with a positive case: The period of confinement is 7 days without the need of a PCR test if no symptoms are noted, or 5 days with a negative PCR test on the fifth day.
Those who took 1 dose of vaccine only as well as the unvaccinated, and who have been exposed to close contact with a positive case: The quarantine period is of 10 days if they don’t suffer from any symptom, or 7 days if their PCR test came out negative.
Fully vaccinated medical staff who had close contact with a positive case: They can resume work if showing no symptoms, provided that they take all the required health measures.