WHO Updates COVID-19 Guidelines to control the rapid increase around the world

COVID-19 patients increasing in many countries around the world Fears that a new wave of coronavirus could affect people continue to grow. Amid the increase in coronavirus infections The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines to control the death wave. As the novel coronavirus continues to disrupt global health charts, the WHO has urged people to wear masks and get booster vaccines to curb the rapid increase. Health authorities have also updated their COVID-19 guidelines.

Updated Guidelines to Control the Spread of COVID-19

Here are the WHO’s updated COVID-19 guidelines you need to know.

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Isolation period reduced for COVID-19 patients

Even those infected will be asked to quarantine for longer. But the World Health Organization has reduced the quarantine period:

  • COVID-19 patients People who show symptoms should self-isolate for at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
  • While infected people have to quarantine for only 10 days, they must be monitored for another 3 days.
  • If you test negative on an antigen-based rapid test You can be released early in isolation.
  • Those who do not experience any symptoms of COVID-19 will be quarantined for 5 days only.

Read more: COVID Fears Take Over China: Will the Coronavirus Get Worse in India?

Face masks are the best shield against COVID-19.

no matter what the epidemiological situation is You must wear a mask to prevent infection. Especially when patients are spreading at a rapid rate.
Wearing a face mask in public remains the best protection against COVID-19, according to the WHO.

WHO recommends wearing a mask, especially if:

  • You were recently exposed to the virus.
  • suspected to be infected with COVID
  • You are at high risk of severe COVID-19.
  • You live in a crowded or poorly ventilated place

Covid treatment update

  • WHO has expanded recommendations for Paxlovid or nirmatrelvir-ritonavir.
  • Pregnant women should talk to their doctors to know if this drug is good for them.
  • WHO recommends continued use of sotrovimab and casirivimab-imdevimab.
Covid-19 trend
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COVID-19 patients in India

COVID-19 situation in India still under control As the number of confirmed cases dropped to 2,119, according to data updated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. meanwhile The total number of COVID cases in India is 4.46 tens and the total number of reported deaths is 5.3 tens of millions.

to reduce the number of infected people in India The state and federal government are taking measures to control its spread. in fact The New Delhi government plans to start door-to-door administration of COVID-19 booster shots as per the data, the overall number of booster shots being administered is low. Which is why the government is taking steps to administer more boosters.

Having said that, your best defense against the coronavirus is wearing a mask and getting vaccinated against COVID-19. If you haven’t received the booster shot yet It is time to inject immediately to avoid infection.

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