WATCH: Guidance for a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, by MoPH

WATCH: Guidance for a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, by MoPH

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By QLNews

As Qatar continues to ensure the safety of its citizens and residents against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the country is increasing the number of its testing facilities to examine suspected cases and manage them accordingly.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) outlined some preventive measures to follow in case of close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, on its official Twitter page.

Close contact of a COVID-19 case is the one who has a face to face contact for at least 15 minutes or is in the same closed space for at least two hours with COVID-19 case.

If you are a close contact as defined above:

- Isolate yourself at your house or any other facility for 14 days after exposure to the case

- Stay in a separate room

- Use a separate toilet which is not used by anyone else

- Wear a mask when you are leaving your room

- Maintain social distancing with others (at least 2 meters)

- Watch out for fever, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms

If you develop symptoms:

- Call on 16000, they will assess you and advice on what to do next

- Continue to keep yourself apart from other people

- Wear a mask if you need to

- Do not travel on public transportation, use taxis or ride-shares, and do not go to any public places

- If you are seriously unwell and it is an emergency, call on 999 immediately

All other household members should:

- Maintain social distancing from the confirmed case (at least 2 meters)

- Watch out for fever, cough, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms

- Not be subject to self-isolation unless the close contact (defined above) had or developed symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19

If contacts of confirmed COVID-19 patients develop any symptoms, please call on the helpline 16000 and report on their exposure to the patient or developing symptoms.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself.

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By kreshnik1710• 12 Apr 2020 21:59
kreshnik1710

I dont undrrstand why the streets are full of traffic and people walking as it was before the virus come here.

If this is allowed the virus will keep on spreading . .

By zuma222• 12 Apr 2020 12:37
zuma222

Thanks to MoPH, Medical staff and Qatar Government for their effort.

Covid-19 is a great enemy and insha'Allah soon it will be over

By keerthi123• 12 Apr 2020 11:31
keerthi123

Government should minimize the no of individuals working in airport also..

By leomsk• 12 Apr 2020 10:03
leomsk

I belief, these precautionary measures were already in place at ground zero. But officially it is documented now only.

#stayhomestaysafe.

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