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Reminder: Covid-19 close contacts in Dubai MUST complete 10 days quarantine period


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Covid-19 close contacts in Dubai are all urged to complete at least 10 days of quarantine period to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus. 

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) defined close contact as any individual who has spent more than 15 minutes with a confirmed Covid-19 case without maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres. 

Even if they don’t develop symptoms or tested negative for PCR test, those who are exposed to the virus are required to self-isolate for at least 10 days. 

“The quarantine period is set as 10 days because latest studies have found that this is the incubation period of the virus. Even if close contacts don’t have any symptoms they can still be infectious and infect others, which is why it is mandatory to complete the 10-day quarantine period,” Dr. Hend Al Wahdi, Health Promotion and Education at the DHA, was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times. 

Those who have undergone the 10-day quarantine period may no longer undergo a PCR test if there are no symptoms. A PCR done must be done if any symptoms appear within the 10-day period. If the test is positive, the close contact is advised to follow home isolation or institutional isolation procedures. Meanwhile, if the test is negative, close contact is still required to complete the 10-day quarantine period. 

The DHA doctor also mentioned that it is the close contact’s responsibility to inform their workplace, friends, and family that they have been exposed to a Covid-19 positive so they, too, can take the necessary measures. 

Those on home isolation are advised not to receive visitors to avoid unnecessary exposure to others in order to stop the spread of the virus.

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