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Coronavirus: Who Should Be Self-Quarantined?

What does self-quarantine mean?

This is a transparent self-restriction of persons’ activities when they are not ill with Coronavirus (COVID-19) to protect unexposed members of the community from contracting the disease should any at-risk person become sick.

It also facilitates early detection of the disease for the rapid implementation of response measures. It, therefore, helps to prevent the spread of the disease to close friends, relatives, and community members.

Who should be self -quarantined?

Travelers coming from countries/territories/areas with active transmission of COVID-19 as analyzed and designated by the Ministry of Health/ Ghana Health Service (refer to the list of countries) shall be in self-quarantine for 14 days.

Any individual who has been in close contact with a person confirmed to be having coronavirus disease should be self-quarantined for 14 days since the last contact with the confirmed case.

How will I be monitored during self-quarantine?

For purposes of self-quarantine, you are required to provide your name, physical address, and telephone contact to the contact tracing team. These details will guide our surveillance teams in monitoring you while under self-quarantine. Do family members or other people I live with also need self-quarantine?

Do family members or other people I live with also need self-quarantine?

Other members of the household are not required to self-quarantine unless they meet the criteria for self-quarantine as provided by the Ghana Health Service. If you develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19, members of your household MAY be classified as close contacts depending on your interaction with them and will be required to self- quarantine. It is therefore important to implement effective self-quarantine.

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