New mandatory quarantine rules in Dubai

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New mandatory quarantine rules in Dubai

 

DUBAI – The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced on Tuesday (January 5) that all close contacts with Covid-19 patients in Dubai must undergo home quarantine for 10 days even if their test result is negative.

According to a circular, the new quarantine rule applies to all Dubai residents and visitors.

Residents and visitors who come in close contact with Covid-19 patients must undergo home quarantine for 10 days after last exposure —even if they have been tested and their result is negative. They should also self-monitor for any respiratory symptoms.

Contacts who develop any related symptoms during the 10 days quarantine should also be tested for Covid-19, the DHA added.

Under DHA guidelines, a close contact is anyone exposed to someone infected with Covid-19.

You are a close contact if:

  • You were within 2 metres of a Covid-19 case for more than 15 minutes
  • You had direct physical contact with a Covid-19 case
  • You are living with a Covid-19 patient
  • You provided direct care for Covid-19 patients without using proper PPE

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