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Minsa evaluates reducing isolation time and medical rest for people infected with COVID-19

Lima, January 10, 2022Updated on 10/01/2022 08:40 am

The executive director of Public Health Surveillance of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC) of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), César Munayco, reported that the possibility of reducing the time of medical rest and isolation for people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

In an interview with RPP Noticias, the official explained that the time could be reduced from 14 to 10 days. “The ministry is analyzing. There are several regulations that must be modified so that this time is reduced ”.

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“This disease is caused by the omicron, which is much more contagious. Then, rapidly a large number of the population is affected and this also directly affects public services, doctors, health personnel, the people they care for ”, added.

Along these lines, he recalled that according to current regulations, the patient has to be at home or isolated for 14 days in order to avoid infecting the people around him.

“Right at the Ministry of Health we are analyzing being able to reduce this period based on the new evidence that exists”he commented.

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Likewise, Munayco announced that some criteria could be established, such as COVID-19 discard tests carried out before the medical break ends. “If it is negative on the third or fifth day, it is likely that I will return (to work) ”, Indian.

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