New guidelines on medical isolation for F0, F1

The Ministry of Health has just issued Official Letter 762/BYT-DP dated January 21, 2022 on medical isolation for COVID-19 cases (F0) and close contacts (F1).

New guidelines on medical isolation for F0, F1

New guidance on medical isolation for F0, F1 (Artwork)

Accordingly, the Ministry of Health requested the Directors of Health Services of the provinces and centrally-run cities, the heads of units under and under the Ministry of Health to organize medical isolation with COVID-19 cases. F0) and close contacts (F1) are suitable for local conditions and resources, specifically as follows:

1. Isolation for F1

The Ministry of Health guides isolation for close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 (F1) cases as follows:

1.1 The case of having had the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Those who have had at least 02 full doses of COVID-19 vaccine (recorded on the certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, electronic health book application software or PC-Covid) as prescribed, the last dose same injection for at least 14 days or recovered from COVID-19 within 03 months by the time of being identified as subject F1 (with discharge certificate/certificate of recovery from COVID-19):

- Carry out 5 days of medical isolation at home, accommodation or other areas eligible for isolation arranged and set up by agencies, organizations, local units, schools from the date of last exposure together;

- Test for SARS-CoV-2 virus by PCR, antigen (antigen rapid test or by immunoassay) on the 5th day of isolation by medical staff or self-administered person performed under the supervision of medical personnel by at least one of the direct or indirect means through remote means.

If the results are negative, continue self-monitoring for the next 5 days and strictly follow the 5K Message, if there are abnormal signs of health (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose). ; body pain, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory tract inflammation) report to health authorities for monitoring and evaluation tested and handled according to regulations.

(Previously, according to Official Letter 10696/BYT-MT , medical isolation was carried out for 07 days at home and place of residence (if eligible for isolation at home or place of residence), self-monitoring for 07 days. Simultaneously, perform SARS-CoV-2 test by Realtime RT-PCR method or rapid antigen test 02 times (first time at the beginning of isolation, 2nd time on 7th day).

1.2 In case of not having enough vaccine dose / not having been vaccinated against COVID-19

People who have not received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have not been vaccinated against COVID-19:

- Carry out 07 days of medical isolation at home, accommodation or other areas eligible for isolation arranged and established by agencies, organizations, local units, schools from the date of last exposure. together;

- Test for SARS-CoV-2 virus by PCR or antigen (antigen rapid test or by immunoassay) on the 7th day of isolation by medical staff or self-administered performed under the supervision of medical personnel by at least one of the direct or indirect means through remote means.

If the results are negative, continue self-monitoring for the next 3 days and strictly follow the 5K Message, if there are abnormal signs of health (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose). ; body pain, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory tract inflammation) report to health authorities for monitoring and evaluation tested and handled according to regulations.

2. Isolation for F0

Follow the instructions in Decision 250/QD-BYT dated January 28, 2022 of the Ministry of Health on the issuance of Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

The implementation of measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic needs to ensure the synchronization of health, administrative and socio-economic measures, which are strictly and drastically implemented from each individual, family to institutions. agencies, organizations, enterprises, schools, localities.

Official Dispatch 762/BYT-DP was issued on February 21, 2022 and replaces Official Letter 10696/BYT-MT dated December 16, 2021.

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