HCM City extends quarantine duration for recovered COVID-19 patients hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Health Department has decided to extend quarantine duration for cured COVID-19 patients as from May 5.

The decision was made after several patients were found to become positive again for the SARS-CoV-2 after given the all-clear.

Accordingly, recovered patients will be quarantined at medical establishments for 14 days from the day they are given the all-clear. Those who do not stay there will be monitored at home by district health centres.

Ho Chi Minh City residents who were treated in other localities will be put under the monitoring of the municipal Centre for Disease Prevention and Control after they recover and are allowed to return home in the city.

In case their homes fail to meet requirements for medical quarantine, the patients will be transferred to concentrated quarantine facilities for 14 days after their discharge from hospitals.

Following their 14-day quarantine, the department advise patients to refrain from going out in unnecessary cases, fully follow epidemic prevention measures and regularly contact local medical stations for medical guidelines, within the next 30 days.

The patients will also continue to be tested every day for a full 30 days after they are declared to be cured.

For those return positive again, the medical sector will put them and their contacts under quarantine similarly to a newly detected case./.