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Key points about close contacts

Who are close contacts of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases?

Anyone without taking adequate precautions has been in contact with patients two days before the first symptoms occurred, or before samples were taken but with no symptoms.

Who could be a close contact?

A family member who lives in the same house;

a co-traveler;

a medical worker and caretaker who treated the patient;

someone who has been in the same office, workshop, working team, elevator, canteen or classroom;

a person who dined with or played with the person in a closed space or who served them;

family of medical workers.

What are close contacts in transport?

In a plane — passengers seated in the same row, or within the nearest three rows in front or behind, as well as cabin staff.

In an air-conditioned and fully enclosed train — passengers seated in the same carriage, as well as attendants. In other trains, passengers seated in the same block, or in the nearest blocks in the front and in the back as well as the attendants.

In an air-conditioned and fully closed bus — all passengers as well as the driver. In other buses, passengers seated in the nearest three rows in front of and behind the passenger, as well as the driver and the conductor.

On a ship — passengers in the same cabin, as well as crew.

What should a close contact expect once identified?

They will be quarantined for 14 days at home, even if the person tests negative for COVID-19. But they can be released from quarantine if the person suspected of being infected tests healthy.

People can’t go out without approval.

Temperatures are taken twice daily. The person will also be asked about his or her health every day.


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