Change in the Quarantine Period of Close Contacts

A written statement came from the Ministry of Health that a change was made in the quarantine period of close contacts.

The following statements were made in the written statement made by the Ministry of Health: “Updates made by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) in line with scientific studies are followed instantly by our country and integrated into our guidelines.

The termination of quarantine in close contact persons has been updated as follows:

“Close contacts remain in quarantine for 10 days.

The quarantine of people who do not develop any symptoms during the quarantine period ends at the end of the 10th day without PCR. However, these people continue with the measures to be followed in society.

In addition, quarantine can be terminated at the end of the 7th day, according to the PCR test result, in people who are in close contact and who do not develop symptoms during the follow-up.

PCR test can only be done by taking samples at home after the 5th day at the earliest, if the capacity is suitable.

Quarantine is terminated at the end of the 7th day in people whose PCR test is negative and does not develop symptoms.

Quarantine cannot be terminated before 7 days in close contacts. Employees can return to work on the 8th day.

This practice is not applied in areas where high-risk people (elderly nursing homes, penitentiary institutions, people with low immunity, etc. collective living areas) are cared for. However, these people continue with the precautions to be followed in society. "

In the guide, "In order to reduce the spread of the disease and close contact during the pandemic period, workplaces should be arranged as areas with good ventilation and 4 person per 1 square meters." warning was also made.

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