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MOH: Home Isolation Guide for COVID-19 Patients
22 July 2020

​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has released a guidance on homestay procedures for COVID-19 patients through its Twitter page and awareness platform. The guide includes a definition of the cases to be isolated (confirmed and suspected cases). It underlined that self-isolate at home is mandatory for individuals who show COVID-19 symptoms.

It stated that 80% of people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all and they can recover at home, without needing hospital treatment. The guide features other subjects, most prominently: what is home isolation, what to do during self-isolation, isolation conditions, when to start and end home isolation, personal care and others.

Furthermore, the guide provides many tips for home isolation patients: stay calm and psychologically stable to strengthen your immunity, use private utensils and wash them with water, use plastic utensils, if possible, keep your room well-ventilated, wear a mask when receiving anything from any person in the house, keep a safe distance from others and disinfect doorknobs with any sanitizer after touching them.

According to MOH, anyone who has symptoms or wants an assessment can use the self-assessment service on ‘Mawid’ application, or can visit one of the 237 (Tetamman) clinics devoted by MOH to serving individuals who show COVID-19 symptoms. Citizens who have questions can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937 Call Center, available 24/7. The call center is now made closer to everyone than ever. Citizens can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp application on the number 920005937. They can have access to health information and updates on COVID-19. The service also provides users with information on blood donation and primary health care centers (PHCs). Besides, it enables them to reserve appointments.

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