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Isolation period cut to 10 days for Covid patients

Published : 30 Jan 2022 10:27 PM | Updated : 31 Jan 2022 01:19 PM

Those suffering from coronavirus have to stay in isolation for 10 days instead of 14 days from now on, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) spokesperson Prof Dr Nazmul Islam.

He said that after 10 days, if there are no symptoms, they can go back to their workplaces. 

“In this case, the result of Corona RT-PCR sample test does not have to be negative as before. For the time being, it has been decided to suspend the display of negative certificate of RT-PCR test,” he said.

He made the remarks during the regular health bulletin on the overall coronavirus situation across the country on Sunday.

He also said that there is no chance to take Omicron lightly.

Prof Dr Nazmul Islam said, “Infections and deaths due to Omicron are on the rise. Educational institutions have been closed due to the increase in infections. However, many parents are taking their children to different places and functions without following proper hygiene rules, which is not desirable. That is why the number of infected patients is constantly increasing. Considering the situation, everyone should behave responsibly.”

He further said that the impact of the Delta variant was strong across the country till last December, but despite the high impact at that time, the percentage of infection and the total number of patients was low.

“However, since the end of December and the beginning of January we have seen how the number of patients has increased,” he said.

The spokesman for the department of health said that the number of infections in the country has multiplied due to Omicron.

“As the corona infection rate in the country has increased, so has our vaccination programme. Those who have taken the second dose and have been considered eligible for the booster dose, even those who received the vaccine message but could not take it due to being infected, will be able to take the booster dose six weeks after recovery,” he said.

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