Govt issues guidelines for home quarantine for confirmed cases of coronavirus

Health Ministry has issued guidelines for home quarantine for Corona Virus confirmed case. Detection of a travel related or unrelated suspect case of novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) will be followed by rapid isolation of such cases in designated health facilities. The home quarantined person should stay in a well-ventilated single-room preferably with an attached or separate toilet. If another family member needs to stay in the same room, it is advisable to maintain a distance of at least one meter between the two. He/She needs to stay away from elderly people, pregnant women, children and persons with co-morbidities within the household. Ministry has advised under no circumstances corona virus affected person should attend any social or religious gathering like wedding and condolences.

He should also follow the public health measures at all times like wash hand as often thoroughly with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Affected person should wear a surgical mask at all the time and it should be changed every 6 to 8 hours and disposed off. Ministry has issued helpline number if symptoms appear (cough/fever/difficulty in breathing), he or she should immediately inform the nearest health centre or call 011-23978046.The home quarantine period is also for 14 days.