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Home isolation, quarantine plan in place


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Home isolation, quarantine plan in place
Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic. (FILE)

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With daily Covid-19 cases hitting the 200 mark in recent days, resulting in isolation facilities being overwhelmed, the home isolation and quarantine plan is being put into full effect.

Yesterday, Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic disclosed that Government already began the triage system to determine low-risk people who could qualify for the programme. He said 591 people had been assessed, of which 34 were determined to be in need of care at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.

“We have decided that obviously if our isolation facilities are challenged and space becomes a problem, then we have to look at alternative means to respond. We have alerted you before that we have been seriously considering home quarantine and isolation and I can now say to you that this is in progress as we speak.

“There are a number of persons who would have tested positive and we are processing those persons to see who would qualify for home isolation and those that would have to be institutionalised,” said Bostic, who was updating the country on the COVID-19 fight in a televised briefing. (CLM)

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