COVID-19: DHA urges close contacts to complete 10-day quarantine

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The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) has urged all close contacts of COVID-19 infected individuals to quarantine for 10 days.

Anyone having spent more than 15 minutes with the confirmed COVID-19 case without physical distancing are eligible for the quarantine.

If any symptoms appear during the quarantine period, close contacts must get a PCR test done, authority added.

The DHA also highlighted 10 practices close contacts must avoid during quarantine which include:

  • Not completing the 10-day quarantine period
  • Not disclosing that you’re a close
  •  Getting in close contact with others
  • Allowing visitors to your home
  • Sharing items, rooms or the toilet with others
  • Sharing the household with high-risk individuals
  • Leaving home, even if you have to buy essentials 
  • Getting the vaccine while you are in the quarantine period
  • Going for any medical appointment or procedure
  •  Ignoring precautionary measures

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