May 18, 2022 7:47 pm

These are the new provisions for testing, isolating and quarantining in Uruguay

In the Ministry of Public Health of Uruguay criteria updated with relationship to testing, isolation and quarantine for cases of Covid-19, based on the epidemiological situation in that country and worldwide, and also in accordance with the provisions of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Amid the increase in infections reported in the neighboring country, during the summer season and before the arrival of the omicron variant, from the government of Lacalle Pou They decided to modify the protocol in force until now with the aim of containing the new wave and avoiding crowds both in hospitals and in testing centers.

These are the new provisions:

are considered risk groups adults over 60 years of age, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases or Down syndrome, patients with immunosuppressive conditions or neoplasms, those undergoing chemotherapy and chronic users of corticosteroids.

The quarantine, based on these new provisions, was determined as follows:

Since the updated criteria govern, no tests will be carried out to lift the isolation of any confirmed case.

Uruguay registered 10,630 new infections yesterday, to reach a total of 531,452 infections since the start of the pandemic. Also, there was five deaths that raised the death toll to 6,253 Uruguayans, according to the site WorldOMeters.

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