First batch of quarantined individuals discharged

      Published on Sunday, 15 March , 2020      563 Views     
First batch of quarantined individuals discharged

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) discharged the first batch of 121 individuals who were evacuated from Iran and subjected to quarantine in a hotel in Doha yesterday after testing negative for Coronavirus (COVID–19).

The Ministry also said that they are expecting to discharge the first patients of COVID-19 in Qatar soon.

The individuals released from the quarantine have been receiving care throughout the quarantine period.

They were released after ensuring that they were free from COVID-19, said Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Director of Public Health at MoPH.

“This is the first batch of people to be released from quarantine. These 121 people were evacuated from Iran by a government plane, and then quarantined and tested. They have undergone three tests all of which proved that they are free of COVID-19. We have also provided them with the necessary health advice,” he added.

The MoPH has advised the 121 individuals to further isolate themselves for a week as a precautionary measure.
Many who were released from the quarantine thanked the government and health officials for the efforts taken to bring them back to the country and for the facilities provided during the quarantine period.

Nine cases of confirmed COVID-19 were found among the group of people repatriated from Iran. The patients at present are receiving treatment and are in stable condition. They are expected to be discharged soon, the MoPH said.

Separately, the health authorities said that the country has all the capabilities available to prevent the spread of the virus from various detection devices, laboratories.

Category Doha News | 2020/03/15 latest update at 7:05 PM
Source : The Peninsula | Photocredit : Google
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