Abu Dhabi Covid-19 infected to be placed in field hospitals or hotels, no more home isolation

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Stricter rules for Covid-19 positive in Abu Dhabi

 

DUBAI – Anyone who tests positive for Covid-19 in Abu Dhabi will be placed in field hospitals or hotels regardless of the severity of their condition, authorities confirmed on Wednesday (September 2).

Previously, asymptomatic patients and those with mild symptoms can self-isolate in their homes. Now, they are required to quarantine in field hospitals or hotels until they test negative.

The move came as the UAE recorded a spike in new daily cases of Covid-19 in recent weeks. On Tuesday, the number of new cases stood at 574, one of the highest in recent weeks.

Hospitals in Abu Dhabi have reportedly received new instructions earlier this week to end the home quarantine monitoring programme. Abu Dhabi city has five field hospitals capable of accommodating a total of 1,200 people.

Dr. Shada Al Ghazali of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre said all Covid-19 cases are now assigned in isolation sites or hotels, with the discontinuation of the Home Isolation Programme.

Doctors have supported the move, saying that those who test positive for Covid-19 can properly be monitored if placed in field hospitals or hotels. ICA/Expat Media


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