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Minuto30.com .- On the night of this Thursday, January 13, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor of Colombia have issued joint Circular 004 in which it is specified how the process of isolation and disability due to COVID-19 will be from the date and on the occasion of the fourth peak of the pandemic

It is recommended as a first action to maximize biosecurity measures, and thus decrease the demand for health services.

COMPULSORY isolation of 7 days for both symptomatic and asymptomatic who have had close contact with infected persons.

For symptomatic people no diagnostic test is required, except those over 60 years old, under 3 years old and those with comorbidities.

In the case of asymptomatic patients should be isolated preventively, from the first moment in which there is knowledge of having close contact with a person infected with covid.

Regarding disabilities, the treating doctor is recommended to inquire about the activity carried out by the affected person and the possibility of teleworking, remote work or work at home before issuing this document.

In the case of the asymptomatic who cannot perform remote activities, it is suggested to order the test for Covid-19. If the test result is negative, the isolation will be suspended and the worker may return to face-to-face activities.

CICRCULAR 004 JOINT MINSALUD Y MINTRABAJO ON FOURTH PEAK OF PANDEMIC IN COLOMBIA

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