Here’s what to do when you self-quarantine | Inquirer News

Here’s what to do when you self-quarantine

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 05:36 AM March 13, 2020

Those who believe they have been exposed to the coronavirus should undergo a 14-day self-quarantine, the Department of Health has advised the public in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Here’s how to do it, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire:


“You need to isolate yourself. Separate your eating utensils like spoon, plate and your drinking glass from those of others,” she told reporters.

As much as possible, interaction with other family members should be avoided or limited.


“If interaction cannot be avoided, wear a mask and maintain minimal interaction. If you don’t have a separate room, use a mask especially if you are symptomatic,” she said.

Also required to undergo self-quarantine are those who have no symptoms of respiratory illness or no exposure to the virus but have a travel history to areas which have issued travel restrictions or a high and escalating number of COVID-19 cases.

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For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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