Dubai Reduces Quarantine to 10 Days for These Cases

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 06 January 2021 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Dubai Reduces Quarantine to 10 Days for These Cases

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that the quarantine period for certain COVID-19 patients and close contact cases has been reduced to 10 days from the initial 14-day period.

The shortened quarantine period is applicable to:

* COVID-19 patients who did not develop any symptoms since testing positive. 

* Patients with mild cases of COVID-19 who have fully recovered from their symptoms without the use of fever-reducing medications, according to a Dubai Media Office press release.

Close contact cases should also have 10-day quarantine

However, patients who have mild to severe COVID-19 symptoms need to have tested negative in a PCR test two consecutive times that are 24 hours (or more) apart. In this case, the patient should also be afebrile for more than three days without the use of fever-reducing medications. Additionally, the patient should also have improved minimal respiratory symptoms and their pulmonary imaging must show significant improvements.

According to DHA, this category of patients should self-isolate for seven days after they are discharged. If symptoms appear again during the two-week period after discharge, they should revisit the clinic for a follow up.

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