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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) clarified the two scenarios for home quarantine. There are 2 cases that require home quarantine:
(1) Those who tested positive for COVID-19 and
(2) Those who were in close contact with someone who tested positive. Those with both cases must stay home and self-isolate until their next test.
Breaking home quarantine will result in a Dhs50,000 fine.
For quarantine compliance, those who test positive must wear an electronic wristband from testing centres and download Alhosn.
The wristband will be removed after 2 negative test results.
Non-compliance will result in a Dhs10,000 fine and the violator will bear costs if the wristband is lost/damaged.
The Ministry has dismissed as "untrue" a video post circulated on the social media, where a person alleged the unavailability of medical masks in one of its hospitals.
The Ministry affirmed that all hospitals and medical centres are well-equipped with all necessary supplies, including medical masks.
The Ministry added that it coordinates with all hospitals on a daily basis to ensure their readiness in terms of equipment, medical supplies and medical staff.
Mohap urged members of the public not to circulate false and misleading information otherwise they could be held liable. The Ministry has already initiated legal action against the person who made the claim and the one who filmed the video.
The 77,000 sq. ft property can accommodate upto 400 people and it has undergone all necessary maintenance to ensure the facilities meet the required health and safety standards.
It is disappointing that a section of expatriate residents have failed to comprehend the seriousness of the situation and are adopting a “take it easy” policy.
The official also told a press conference on Tuesday that six confirmed new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Goa, while 13 persons were cured, bringing down the state's active COVID-19 tally to 22.
The group were travelling through Badakshan province to assist security forces in the area, officials said. A local commander was among the fatalities, provincial governor's spokesman Sanaullah Rohani told the media.
The lockdown is now largely being enforced in high-risk areas while authorities have partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen.
Sharjah Police once again has come to the rescue of residents who were stranded on a highway when their vehicle had a flat tyre.
In Victoria in Australia's southeast, which is still battling outbreaks of the new coronavirus and where social distancing rules allow for gatherings of no more than 20 people, health authorities were urging people not to attend the rallies.