Home isolation cut to seven days from 10 in latest guidelines
New Delhi : The Centre on Wednesday revised home isolation guidelines for coronavirus patients with mild symptoms.
Patients under home isolation can walk out after seven days from the day they tested positive; the condition is valid only when they have no fever in the last three consecutive days.
It is advised that such people must continue to wear masks while going in public. However, there is no need of getting a re-test done.
Earlier, home isolation ended after 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
Asymptomatic patients are laboratory-confirmed cases who are not experiencing any symptoms and have an oxygen saturation of more than 93 per cent.
Clinically assigned mild cases are patients with upper respiratory tract symptoms with or without fever, without shortness of breath and having oxygen saturation of more than 93 per cent.
Over the last two years, it has been seen globally as well as in India that a majority of cases of COVID-19 are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. Such cases usually recover with minimal interventions and accordingly may be managed at home under proper medical guidance and monitoring, the Health Ministry said today.