Abu Dhabi updates home quarantine rule for COVID close contacts

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Authorities in Abu Dhabi have extended the home quarantine period for those who've come into contact with COVID-19 positive cases.

The decision was undertaken by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee, in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, to protect the health and safety of community members.

Vaccinated individuals must quarantine for seven days, instead of five. They must also take a PCR test on day six and can remove the mandatory wristband tracker on day seven, if they receive a negative test result.

Those who are unvaccinated must quarantine for 12 days, instead of 10. A PCR test then must be conducted on day 11 and if it's a negative result, the wristband tracker will be removed on day 12.

Anyone who has registered for home quarantine can receive a free walk-in PCR test and wristband removal at COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centres at Zayed Port, Mafraq Hospital and ADNEC (Abu Dhabi City), Al Ain Convention Center, Al Khubiaisi, and Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra, as well as all SEHA hospitals in Al Dhafra.

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