Dhaka, Jan 04: The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday issued 15-point guidelines to prevent the highly contagious new African COVID-19 variant named Omicron.
The whole world has remained alert to tackle the spike of new coronavirus variant Omicron, an official release said today.
The guidelines are as follows:
- Strengthening of medical test and screening of passengers, who are arriving from Omicron infected countries, at gateways — land, air and waterways.
- All types of public gatherings (social/political/religious/others) have to be discouraged.
- People must follow all essential health rules including wearing facemasks while going outside the house.
- Limiting dining facility at restaurants should be ensured.
- Limiting people’s gathering at different places including tourist spot, recreation centre, resort, community centre, cinema hall/ theatre hall and social programmes should be ensured.
- Health rules including wearing facemasks must be maintained at all places of worship as well as mosques.
- Health rules must be maintained at public transports.
- Passengers arriving from the infected countries have to be kept for 14-day quarantine.
- All educational institutions (madrasah, pre-primary, primary, secondary, higher secondary and universities) and coaching centres must maintain health rules.
- Healthcare professionals and health service recipients must follow heath guidelines strictly.
- Unvaccinated people must receive first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines from vaccination centres.
- People with suspected coronavirus cases, positive patients and other people who have come in close contact with Covid-19 patients have to be kept in quarantine.
- The suspected Covid-19 people have to be kept at isolation as well as they have to be brought under testing facility.
- Wearing face masks must be made mandatory at offices besides maintaining other health rules.
- Vaccinated people must wear facemasks while going outside.