The Health & Family Welfare Ministry has issued guidelines for home isolation of people who either have very mild COVID-19 symptoms or are in the pre-symptomatic phase. Such patients with necessary self-isolation facility at their residence will now have the option for home isolation. According to the Ministry of Health, for this, the patient will have to come and inform about his illness and tell that he wants to be isolated at the home of his own free will. As of now, according to the rules, there is a provision to keep suspected patients and those with mild symptoms in the COVID-19 Care Center. During self-isolation, the patient should not have come in contact with the family, and he should have necessary facilities at his residence.
Individuals may stop home isolation if symptoms are clinically relieved and are certified free of infection by a medical surveillance officer after testing. All information, including all guidelines related to home quarantine/isolation, are available on the website of the Ministry of Health. Both the caregiver and the patient must follow the necessary instructions.
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