14-day quarantine ‘di na kailangang palawigin – expert

14-day quarantine ‘di na kailangang palawigin – expert

December 16, 2021 @ 11:50 AM 10 months ago


Manila, Philippines – Iginiit ng infectious disease expert na hindi na kailangang palawigin ang mandatoryong 14-day quarantine period makaraang matukoy sa Pilipinas ang unang dalawang kaso ng Omicron variant.

 “I don’t think there’s … we need to do that. I think 14 days especially for those without symptoms and those with only mild symptoms,” ani Dr. Rontgene Solante, miyembro ng Vaccine expert panel sa CNN Philippines.

“Fourteen days would be enough and within those 14 days, there should be close monitoring and observation among those close contacts of [the] index case.”

Sa ilalim ng bagong guideline, kakailanganin ng fully vaccinated na manlalakbay ng negatibong RT-PCR test na isinagawa sa loob ng 72 oras.

“In some countries, they’re increasing the observation period from 14 days to 21 days especially for those with contact with [the] Omicron variant,” dagdag pa ni Solante.

Samantala, dapat din aniyang ma-retest ang mga pasahero hindi lamang close contacts upang mas maging ligtas.

“Yes, all of those should be tested and another phase din is that if they will be positive, all of those contacts. Because… what you want to avoid now is the contact of this possible secondary contact of these index cases sa community.” RNT/FGDC