WHO Has New Guidelines For Travellers. Yes, It Also Includes Isolation

by Shreya Rathod
WHO Has New Guidelines For Travellers. Yes, It Also Includes Isolation

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases around the globe is a sign of a new wave of the pandemic. While this threat hasn’t stopped looming over our heads, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated guidelines for everyone. In order to prevent the rise of a new wave, people are supposed to follow these rules.

What Are The New WHO Guidelines?

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Among the new guidelines, the most important is to wear a mask. According to the World Health Organisation, wearing masks in public places is still effective against COVID-19. Moreover, it is an important step in preventing the spread of this virus among others. It is compulsory to wear a mask everywhere despite the epidemiological situation in local areas. This rule is dependent on the global condition. Firstly, masks are mandatory for those people who are in a crowd or an area with poor ventilation. Secondly, it must be worn by those who suspect that they are affected by COVID-19, have recently been exposed or are at a high risk of exposure.

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Isolation Of COVID-19 Patients

For those who are affected by this virus, mandatory isolation of ten days is a must. The isolation period will start from the date of onset of symptoms till ten days. To ensure that symptoms have disappeared, there will be a three-day period along with isolation. Further, only if patients’ COVID-19 test are negative and with antigen-based rapid tests, then they will be discharged early from isolation. Also, for asymptomatic patients, the isolation period is five days which earlier was of ten days. As for COVID-19 treatment, the World Health Organisation has recommended the use of nirmatrelvir-ritonavir. Also, they strongly suggest against the use of two medicines namely casirivimab-imdevimab and sotrovimab.

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People are advised to take booster doses in order to prevent the spread of this virus and to follow the WHO guidelines.

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