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UAE Covid-19: Only those in moderate, severe and critical stages need to be hospitalized


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UAE clarified that only those patients in moderate, severe and critical stages need to be hospitalized for coronavirus.

According to a new circular issued the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NECDMA), asymptomatic or those those with mild symptoms can self-isolate at home.

Mild symptoms include cough, sore throat, muscle ache, myalgia, fatigue or headache.

Those who test positive for Covid-19 are divided into five categories: 1. Asymptomatic, 2. Mild, 3. Moderate, 4. Severe and 5. Critical.

Categories 3, 4 and 5 are required to be hospitalized. Symptoms can range from high fever, pneumonia, chest congestion, difficulty in breathing among other signs where the patient requires oxygen support.

Category 1, meanwhile, have two options. Either they self-isolate at home or check into quarantine hotel room. According to a Gulf News report, all major hospitals have booked several rooms in adjacent hotels to handle asymptomatic or mild symptom patients.

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