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Frequently Asked Questions!

What is Isolation?

Separation of the affected person or suspected of being infected from other healthy people for the duration of the disease infection in appropriate places and health conditions, in order to prevent the transmission of the infection.

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?

Isolation and quarantine are common public health strategies used to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Isolation and quarantine keep people who are sick or exposed to illness isolated for a defined period of time to prevent the disease spread

Does Isolation and quarantine prevent infection of others?

Quarantine and isolation are effective measures that are taken to reduce the spread of the disease to all members of society

What is Quarantine?

Restricting the activities of healthy people for a period of time as determined by the competent medical authorities

What can happen if I am in quarantine?

You may be asked to:

  • Stay at home
  • Stay away from others
  • Ensure that there are no symptoms of the disease
  • Contact the doctor if you develop symptoms

What is surveillance?

It is a series of procedures used to determine the source of the disease and any other factors that help spread the disease. It is also used to identify infected persons, the conditions of disease spread and the method of its spread, and requires cooperation from all members of society to provide the information required by the relevant team.

Home care recommendation for patients with suspected or confirmed 2019

What precautions do I need to take at home?

•  Stay in a well-ventilated single room.
•  Limit the movement within the house.
•  Avoid shared spaces.
•  Use surgical mask at all times.
•  If the mask gets wet or dirty with secretions, it must be changed immediately.
•  Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or Sneezing and immediately throw the tissue.
•  Keep your hands clean by using soap and water or an alcohol disinfectant.

What precautions do people taking care of me take?

•  Only healthy people with no other health issues should take care of you.
•  The caregiver should wear a surgical mask when in the same room with you.
•  The masks should not be touched or handled during use.
•  Throw the mask away after use.
•  Clean their hands using soap and water or an alcohol disinfectant after taking the mask off.

What precautions do the people I live with need to take?

•  Avoid visitors while you have symptoms.
•  Household members should stay in a different room or if that is not possible, maintain a distance of at least 1 meter.
•  Hand must be cleaned before and after preparing food, before eating, after using the toilet, and whenever hands look dirty.

What should I do if any person I have met develops symptoms?

•  Have the persons contact your local doctor to be checked.

Do I need to make any special arrangements at home?

•  Dust bins should be lined with plastic bags and the bags tied before throwing.
•  Use a diluted solution (1-part household bleach to 99 parts water) to clean bedside bathroom, toilet, surfaces tables, bedframes, and other bedroom furniture once a day.
•  Place used linen in a laundry bag. Do not shake soiled laundry and avoid direct contact of the skin and clothes with the contaminated material.
•  Wash clothes, bedclothes, bath and hand towels, etc. using regular laundry soap and water or machine wash at 60-90°C with common household detergent and dry thoroughly.