Monday, March 27

Minsa reduces isolation for positive cases of Covid-19 to 10 days and five days for close contact

The General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) issued Resolution 3132 of December 23, 2021, by means of which It is established in 10 days of isolation in case of testing positive for Covid-19 and five days of quarantine for people who have had close contact with a patient with coronavirus, this reduces the times previously established in 15 days of quarantine.

According to a press release from the Minsa, the measure is established through the Resolution, which bears the signature of Dr. Melva Cruz, general director of Public Health, is totests the definitions of close community contact (family, work and social) and in the health environment and the actions to be followed to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 (tests, quarantine or isolation and biosafety measures).

The resolution defines as close community contact (work and social family) as close, physical, direct contact, or in a closed space with a Covid-19 patient confirmed, within two meters for a period of 15 minutes or more.

Define also as close contact of the health environment, which occurs between health personnel who care for Covid-19 patients, confirmed or handle laboratory samples for detection of Covid-19 without using personal protective equipment, recommended according to risk.

According to the established measures the person who has had close contact with a positive will have to keep a quarantine of five days from the date you had contact with the positive.

If symptoms appear, a rapid antigen test will be applied immediately. From the fifth day, another antigen test will be repeated. If negative, you will be released from quarantine.

The person without symptoms after contact with a positive should also be quarantined for five days. An antigen test and a PCR test will be administered immediately.

The announcement comes a day after in the United States the reduction of quarantine days was established.