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Hanoi develops temporary guidance on isolating F1 at home


The Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC) has developed a draft guideline for temporary medical isolation at home for F1, submitted to the Department of Health.

According to the report, the CDC developed guidelines for home isolation F1 to reduce the risk of cross-infection, prevent overcrowding in concentrated medical isolation areas, and create psychological comfort and reduce costs for people under medical isolation. economic.

Groups applying home isolation include:

Close contact (F1) and not in the same family, in the office, in the same dining table as F0. If they are children under 12 years old, disabled people, women after giving birth and breastfeeding within 12 months, a caregiver is required. The person who directly cares for and supports F1 is also isolated at home.

All people living in a house or residence are F1.

Those who are in concentrated isolation (F1 or returning from epidemic areas) for a full 7 days, have RT-PCR test results on the 7th day negative for nCoV, are transferred to home isolation.

For high-risk F1s: F1 in the family or the same office, the same dining table with the identified case, the grassroots Epidemic Prevention Steering Committee considers isolation conditions at home and disease risk factors to decide.

They must be medically isolated at home or place of residence for 14 consecutive days from the beginning of isolation. If they have been isolated for 7 days, they will continue to isolate at home for another 7 days, continue to monitor their health at home for another 14 days.

Each person takes samples for nCoV testing at least 3 times on the first, seventh and 14th days since the start of isolation. People who have been isolated for 7 days, will be sampled for testing once on day 7.

The conditions of accommodation, hygiene and responsibilities of the quarantined person, medical staff, and functional forces in the area where F1 reside, are prescribed as the general guidance of the Ministry of Health on home isolation, issued on 7/14.

Khong Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of Hanoi CDC, on the morning of July 28 said that Hanoi has not yet applied F1 isolation at home. Currently, Hanoi’s resources are still enough to ensure centralized isolation. Specifically, all F1s in Hanoi are isolated in isolation areas of the city, the army and in districts; Every district must have a separate concentrated isolation area, ensuring enough room for the quarantined people.

Therefore, the Hanoi CDC develops the guidance as a specialized body. When directed by the City People’s Committee, CDC will submit the pilot process.

A Hanoi health worker holds a paper to welcome citizens returning from Ho Chi Minh City to concentrated isolation, on July 22. Photo: Ngoc Thanh.

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