COVID-19: WHO explains difference between Quarantine, Isolation

The World Health Organization, WHO, has explained the difference between Quarantine and


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COVID-19: WHO explains difference between Quarantine, Isolation


 

The World Health Organization, WHO, has explained the difference between Quarantine and Isolation, defining quarantine as the separation of persons who are not ill, but have been exposed to a person infected with the COVID-19 virus, while Isolation is the separation of an infected person from others to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

In a tweet earlier today, Monday November 2, the global health body explained: “The objective of a quarantine is to monitor the health of contacts, to ensure early detection of COVID-19 cases amongst contacts and to prevent onward spread if the contact is infected. 

 

“WHO recommends that people who are infected with the COVID-19 virus are isolated and those who are their contacts are in quarantine, to limit interactions with others for a period of time to limit onward spread”.      

 


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