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What are new Covid-19 Home Isolation Guidelines?

The Government of India has changed the Covid-19 Home Isolation Guidelines in the third wave. Now home isolation for only 7 days only.

By Pallav Jain
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Covid-19 Home Isolation Guidelines

The Government of India has changed the Covid-19 Home Isolation Guidelines in the third wave. Under this, now the patient will have to stay in home isolation for only 7 days instead of 10 days. According to the government, most of the cases that are coming due to Omicron are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms.

According to the Health Ministry, India reported 58,097 new cases on Tuesday. Country's active caseload is now 2,14,004.

What are new home Isolation rules?

  • After being found corona infected, if the patient has mild symptoms and no fever after three days, then he can free himself from home isolation after seven days.
  • The infected person does not need to get tested again after 7 days. During this, it is mandatory for the patient to wear a mask at all times.
  • Asymptomatic contacts of infected individuals need not undergo Covid test & monitor health in home quarantine.
  • However, the persons who came in contact have been advised to remain in quarantine.
  • Patients who have serious diseases will be kept in home isolation only on the advice of the doctor.

Rules for Covid Positive Person

  • The infected person who has mild symptoms should isolate himself in a separate room of the house.
  • Keep a distance from the elders of the house and the rest of the members should take care of the mask in the house.
  • The patient's room should be isolated and there should be proper ventilation.
  • Do not use the mask for more than 8 hours. Use a three layer mask. After the mask becomes wet, dispose of it by wrapping it well in paper.
  • The person caring for the patient should use an N95 mask.
  • Patients should take special care of their diet during this time. Drink more and more fluids. Keep drinking water from time to time.
  • Patients should keep using hand sanitizer frequently and do not let anyone else touch anything they have touched. Use separate utensils for eating.
  • Take steam thrice a day and use hot water.
  • Keep taking your readings on the oximeter and thermometer. In case of difficulty in breathing, inform your medical officer.

When to Go Hospital?

  • If the fever lasts more than three days and is more than 100 degrees.
  • Chest pain persists.
  • Have trouble breathing.
  • Decrease in oxygen saturation.
  • There is a state of muscle pain and mental confusion.


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