Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions
A person arriving from a suspected or epidemic country within the last 14-24 days.
A person who is in contact with another person who has been in an affected country or is suspected of having a pandemic within the last 14-24 days, if symptoms of the infection appear.
A person who is in contact with a person who has been infected with the Coronavirus during the last 14-24 days (friends, relatives, family, and health care providers in the primary health centers)
All residents of the district / neighborhood / city in case the government approve it.
(The conditions mentioned above are subject to change according to the evaluation of the general situation, and for any updates that occur. Please follow all of the official pages of the Ministry of Health, and official TV channels).
The duration of the home quarantine is an estimated 14 days, which may extend to 24 days. This is the incubation period of the virus before the onset of symptoms and when the person with it is contagious, since the virus may be contagious before any symptoms appear.
It contributes to controlling the disease and limiting its spread locally in case that person has the virus or is infected.
It is the best option if all the quarantine chambers and isolation rooms in state hospitals are full and cannot accommodate more patients, in the event of an outbreak.
Follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health for referral to the relevant hospital. For further inquiries, contact the Ministry of Health at the following numbers:
No, there is no scientific evidence that regular washing of the nose with a saline protects against infection of COVID-19.
There is a risk of infection with the COVID-19 as a result of contact with coins, banknotes or credit cards, and you may be exposed to contamination with the emerging Coronavirus by a person who is infected if he/she coughs, sneezes or other contact happens. Therefore, it is necessary to adhere to the rules of washing, cleaning and continuous sterilization.
Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes. This is because of the air circulation mechanism and its filtering mechanism on planes and despite the reduced risk of developing COVID-19, travelers should try to avoid contact with patients, in addition to constantly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcoholic hand sanitizer.
Based on the assessment of potential health risks involved in traveling to some region, most countries have canceled travel generally except in cases of necessity, whether countries are infected or not. In order to avoid the high prevalence of the virus, therefore travel to countries classified as infected with the emerging coronavirus should be avoided, except in cases of extreme necessity.
There is no accurate information about the possibility of pregnant women being exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), but in general, pregnant women face immune and physiological changes that make them more vulnerable to infection with respiratory viral infections. Therefore, pregnant women should take the usual preventive measures such as washing hands constantly and avoiding dealing with patients, to avoid infection and strengthen the immune system.
Pregnant healthcare workers must follow instructions and recommendations related to infection control and its evaluation when dealing with infected patients, or those suspected of having Coronavirus (COVID-19). Hospital and medical center personnel should limit the interaction of pregnant women working in the health field with patients infected or expected to be infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in high-risk procedures.
The virus has not been detected in samples taken from the fluid around the fetus or breast milk. The virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads mainly through direct exposure to droplets from coughing and sneezing of an infected person. Studies have not yet confirmed whether the infection is transmitted from the mother to her baby during pregnancy or during childbirth. Whereas, the virus causing corona infection (COVID-19) was not detected in very limited case; that were studied for children born to infected mothers.
Based on a very limited number of cases, it was found that the fetus of mothers infected with the emerging coronavirus was born prematurely, but it is not known until today whether the preterm birth was caused by the infection of the virus corona-2019.
So far, there is no information on the long-term health effects on infants who contracted the virus after birth or in utero, but in general preterm birth and low child weight at birth are associated with negative long-term health effects.
Depending on the limited number of cases studied so far, no case was found in which the virus was found in breast milk, nor was any case in which the virus was transferred from the infected mother's milk to her infant, the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is possible through direct contact with the infected person, and this mainly occurs through droplets that spread during sneezing or coughing.
The average incubation period for Covid-19 (the period between exposure to the virus (infection) and (emergence of symptoms)) is 5-6 days. However, it can be up to 14 days. In a small number of studies; data indicate that some people can show positive results for Covid-19, before symptoms appear. Consequently, people who are infected with the virus but do not have symptoms can transmit the infection.
Areas where it may be difficult to maintain a safe distance outside your home, or those that are poorly ventilated, such as: