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Abu Dhabi updates protocols for Covid-19 patients, close contacts

Gulfbusiness.com logo Gulfbusiness.com 4 days ago Zainab Mansoor
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Abu Dhabi has updated protocols for those who test positive for Covid-19 or are a close contact.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Health with the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee updated the protocols.

High-risk categories who test positive for Covid-19 must visit one of the designated Covid-19 Prime Assessment Centres for assessment and isolation measures. To end isolation, the patient must test negative twice 24 hours apart or else conduct a PCR test on day 8 and 10 and complete 10 days in isolation with no symptoms in the last three days of isolation, after medical evaluation.

High risk categories include those who are either 50 years old and above, have symptoms, have a chronic disease as well as pregnant women.

Those with mild to medium symptoms and having no chronic diseases and who test positive for Covid-19  must retest in any health facility in Abu Dhabi and continue to isolate. A specialist will contact those for isolation procedures who retest positive, Abu Dhabi Government Media Office has reported.

Those who retest negative must undergo another PCR test and resume activities while continuing to follow precautionary measures.

Close contacts will receive an SMS to conduct a PCR test and self-register in home quarantine. Those who test positive must follow the same protocols mentioned above. As for the close contacts who test negative must conduct an additional PCR test in any health facility in the emirate on day 6 for the vaccinated and day 9 for the unvaccinated.

Those who retest negative can resume activities and continue to follow precautionary measures.

 

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