HCMC to shorten Covid-19 quarantine time
The Ministry of Health on December 15 approved HCMC Department of Health’s pilot plan on shortening mandatory quarantine period to seven days for asymptomatic covid-19 patients who have fully vaccinated and test positive in the seventh day of quarantine.
After ending a quarantine period, people have to continue to self-isolate for 14 days, the Health Ministry required.
Under the decision No. 4689/QĐ-BYT dated October 06, 2021 of the Ministry of Health promulgating the guidance on Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment, the city has used the antiviral drug Molnupiravir in the treatment of Covid-19 for people with mild symptoms. Patients test negative after one week of treatment.
By Minh Khang – Translated by Kim Khanh