Self-isolation in authorized facilities now required

    The Quezon City government prohibits both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals in undertaking self-quarantine in their homes. They will have to be isolated in facilities authorized by the city’s health department.

    QUEZON CITY — Residents who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer choose to isolate through home quarantine for their recovery period, says Mayor Joy Belmonte in a statement.

    “We deem it necessary to prohibit COVID-19 patients, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, from undergoing isolation in their homes, to prevent infection among their household members as well as their communities, especially with the dreaded and more infectious Delta variant now in Metro Manila,” Ms Belmonte says in passing the measure.

    Patients will be tagged recovered when “they have completed the said isolation period, have clinically recovered, are no longer symptomatic for at least three days, and have received clearance from a licensed medical doctor” after completing their 10-day quarantines.

    Fully vaccinated residents who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to stay at the city’s HOPE isolation facilities for at least a week. Visitors, including family members, are strictly prohibited.

    The local government also included provisions specifying that COVID-19 patients caught in public before they are tagged as recovered will be penalized for violations. (HMP/The MiNT)


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