Period For Home Isolation Reduced From 14 To 7 Days | Check Out Why?

The period of home isolation/quarantine has been reduced from 14 to 7 days as per the Ministry of Health. The decision comes coupled with certain conditions. One can end home isolation after a minimum of 7 days if there is no fever for three consecutive days. Re-tests are not required. However, the patient must continue to mask up.

Delmicron i.e. Delta+Omicron has once again caused a surge in the COVID cases in the country. Mumbai and Delhi have again emerged as the worst affected. India witnessed a surge of 58,097 cases in the last 24 hours with 2135 cases of the Omicron variant. Mumbai’s Mayor even hinted at a possible lockdown if a daily count of cases crosses 20,000.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on December 25th. He announced a precautionary dose for frontline workers, the elderly (people above 60), and those with comorbidities starting from January 2022. Tata MD and ICMR have together developed an RT-PCR test kit to detect Omicron in patients. The Centre has launched fresh COVID guidelines.

Health Ministry Declares States Of Concern

Earlier today the Health Ministry rolled out a list of states of concern. These included Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Gujarat. These states have seen a sharp spike in cases. According to a recent report, the precautionary dose announced by the PM is a third dose of the pre-existing vaccines. The precautionary dose will hence be the same as the first and second vaccine doses. Officials ruled out mix and match of vaccines.

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Amidst the recent spike in cases across the country, various states have rolled out new guidelines such as night curfew and weekend lockdowns. A new virus, predicted to be more transmissible than Omicron, was found in France. The virus is called IHU and has raised concerns globally.

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