The Ministry of Health decides to reduce the period of centralized quarantine from 21 days to 14 days for F1 individuals and people on entry. However, the time to continue monitoring health at home is increased from 7 days to 14 days.
Regarding pilot home quarantine for F1 individuals: The Ministry of Health has formulated the temporary guidance on home quarantine for COVID-19 prevention and control for F1 individuals (at the attached Appendix) to supersede the Guidelines at Official Dispatch No. 5152/BYT-MT dated June 27th, 2021. Localities may make appropriate amendments to the guidance based on the local circumstances.
As for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients who are being treated at health facilities: they can be discharged on the 10th day when their 2 consecutive samples (at least 24 hours apart) have negative RT-PCR test results for SARS-CoV-2 or low viral load (CT-cycle threshold value ≥ 30) and continue to monitor health at home or accommodation in 14 days.
As for cases detected in the community without clinical symptoms: if there is a low viral load (CT value ≥ 30), then take them to a health facility for isolation and monitoring, and repeat the test after 24 hours; if they continue to have a low viral load (CT value ≥ 30) or the RT-PCR test result is negative for SARS-CoV-2, the patient will be discharged to monitor health at home.
|4519/UBND-VX||Procedures for quarantine for incoming passengers at Tan son Nhat International Airport from January 1st, 2022|
|Published||Vietlaw's Newsletter No. 517|