Seven days quarantine must for all COVID-19 close contacts in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has issued home quarantine guidelines for people who have come in close contact with positive cases of COVID-19 in recent days.
The Abu Dhabi emergency authorities said that this decision was taken to protect the health and safety of everyone in the society.
The authorities said that even the person is vaccinated, a seven-day quarantine period is must.
The person must take a PCR test on day six to make sure she/ he is COVID negative.
A wristband would be given to the person from the day he/ she is declared a close contact with a COVID case.
Authorities will only take off the wristband if the results are negative.
Health experts have issued another set of guidelines for people who are not vaccinated.
These people will be asked to do a 12-day quarantine period.
On the 11th day of quarantine, they will be asked to take a PCR test.
If the test result is negative, the authorities will remove the wristband.
The emergency team has set up a dedicated centre for PCR test for these people at Covid-19 Prime Assessment Centres at Zayed Port, Mafraq Hospital and ADNEC.
People registered with the home quarantine system can do a walk-in PCR test for free.
The wristband will be removed after obtaining a negative result.
The authorities said those who have difficulty in accessing the Prime Assessment Centres can just visit the Al Ain Convention Centre, Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra as well as all SEHA hospitals in Al Dhafra.