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4 steps to self-isolate at home if you catch Covid


Bangkok authorities on Wednesday issued advice to residents on how to self-isolate at home if they fall victim to the third wave of Covid-19.

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Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said that anyone infected must isolate themselves for 10 days – the period in which the virus is transmissible.

He said infected people living at home with a large family should take the following four steps:

1. Separate your bedroom from the rest of the house.

2. Do not eat with other people in the house.

3. Separate garbage, as waste produced by the infected person is considered infectious.

4. Use a separate toilet. If there is no separate toilet, let the infected person use the toilet last and wash it every time after use, particularly the washbasins and toilet seat.

4 steps to self-isolate at home if you catch Covid

Infected people who live alone in a house or condo can use a food delivery service. But they must wear a mask while in contact with delivery staff and wash hands often.

Those who live in condominiums should notify the juristic person and avoid using common areas. Everyone indoors should wear masks, wash their hands and keep their distance. The juristic person must advise residents to be careful, and must also spray-sterilise common areas and properly manage infectious waste.

4 steps to self-isolate at home if you catch Covid

People can contact the following hotline numbers for advice: Covid-19 situation at the Bangkok Health Office Hotline (02) 203 2393 or (02) 203 2396 or (02) 203 2883 and (02) 245 4964 (24 Hours), BKK COVID-19 website hotline (02) 203 2393 and (02) 203 2396 (service hours 8am-10pm).

People with Covid-19 symptoms should contact the Erawan Centre, Bangkok 1646. People at risk of exposure to infectious cases can call the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) at 097 046 7549 and the Department of Disease Control at 1422.

Infected patients can get more advice on self-isolation at the Medical Department Hotline 1668, the National Institute of Emergency Medicine 1669 or the NHSO 1330 hotline, 24 hours a day.

Published : April 14, 2021

By : The Nation