Bhubaneswar: With large number of COVID-19 asymptomatic patients are being recommended for home isolation in Odisha, the state Government has issued guidelines for self monitoring during the isolation period.
In a letter, the Health and Family Welfare Department has directed all district Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to ensure strict adherence to the following protocols during home isolation.
When to begin home isolation:
1 . For asymptomatic cases the 10 days’ isolation period begins from the date on
which swab was collected (that tested positive).
2. For symptomatic cases, the 10 days’ isolation period begins from the date of
onset of symptoms.
When to discontinue home isolation :
For all home isolation cases, after completion of 10 days’ of symptoms onset and
no fever for 3 days (or 10 days after swab collection, if asymptomatic) the patient
stands discharged. The patient will be advised to isolate at home and self-monitor
their health for further 7 days, after which the person can rejoin routine work and
What is the period of isolation for asymptomatic cases:
For asymptomatic cases a 10 days isolation period is required (at home or facility)
beginning from the date on which swab was collected (that tested positive). This is
to be followed by 7 days home quarantine.