Decision will be issued Thursday to reduce isolation period for COVID-19 patients: Belbisi

Jordan

Published: 2022-01-12 21:16

Last Updated: 2022-08-14 09:57


Decision will be issued Thursday to reduce isolation period for COVID-19 patients: Belbisi
Decision will be issued Thursday to reduce isolation period for COVID-19 patients: Belbisi

Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs, responsible for the coronavirus file, Adel Belbisi, told Roya’s Nabd Albalad Wednesday that a decision will be issued Thursday to reduce the period of isolation to seven days for people infected with COVID-19 but do not show symptoms and 10 days for those who show symptoms.

He pointed out that the date of infection will be considered the first date of the isolation period.

Belbisi added that the decision came based on the recommendation of the National Committee for Epidemics, stressing that many countries have taken the decision to reduce the period of home isolation.

Jordanians are awaiting the government’s official announcement that the period of home isolation for COVID-19 patients in Jordan will be reduced, so that it becomes seven days for those who do not show coronavirus symptoms of infection, and 10 days for those who show symptoms.

An informed governmental source told Roya that the cabinet session, which was scheduled to be held Wednesday at 4pm, was postponed to Thursday at the same time.

The source said that among the decisions that are supposed to be officially issued, is to reduce the period of home isolation for COVID-19 patients from 14 days to seven days for those who do not show symptoms, and 10 days for those who show symptoms.

The source explained that the decision, which was based on the recommendation of the National Committee for Epidemics, was approved by the Minister of Health, Feras Al-Hawari, and is awaiting the approval of the Council of Ministers.