In addition to respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough, the prevention authorities added symptoms such as fever and cough to the symptoms that corona19 test is recommended for.

As of today (11th), the Central Defense Response Headquarters announced that it will implement the revised version of the Coronavirus Infectious Diseases-19 Response Guideline, which specifically stated the clinical symptoms of Corona19 during the case definition.

In the case definition of the previous response guidelines, the clinical symptoms of Corona19 were limited to fever or respiratory symptoms (cough, dyspnea, etc.).

The eighth edition of these guidelines included clinical symptoms, chills, muscle pain, headaches, and loss of smell and taste.

"In the regular briefing held at the Osong Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Chungbuk, Chung Eun-kyung, the head of the Central Defense Response Division, said," If there are any of the above symptoms based on the known clinical information, we classified them as a case of the case and actively tested the test. " "We are guiding you to actively conduct inspections in accordance with this."

Prior to this, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added corona19 symptoms such as persistent tremor, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, accompanied by chills and chills.

The authorities also have a family, domestic partner, or the same facility living with clinical symptoms of Corona 19, contact with family, friends, or acquaintances within 14 days of entering overseas, and have a history of visit to the institution or place where the confirmed person occurred. It was also recommended to classify it as a bequest box and conduct an active test.

In the case of quarantine for symptomatic and confirmed patients, a minimum elapsed period has been added to prevent cases of early improvement and quarantine after quarantine.

Previously, if clinical symptoms were improved and examination criteria were met, quarantine was required to be changed, but the guidelines were changed to allow quarantine to be released 7 days after the onset.

In addition, the Central Disaster Prevention Countermeasures also revised and distributed guidelines for disinfection of collective facilities and multi-use facilities (3rd-2nd edition).

The quarantine authorities emphasized that the alternative disinfection method using ultrasonic waves, high-intensity UV irradiation, LED blue light, etc. has not been verified and is not recommended because it may irritate the skin and respiratory tract or cause eye damage.

He also explained that indiscriminate spraying in the open air has no scientific basis, and that excessive use of disinfectants may increase the risk of health problems and environmental pollution, so you should refrain from using them.

The authorities recommended that indoors, such as elevator buttons, handle rails, and door handles, be cleaned frequently with disinfectants such as dilute sodium hypochlorite (home lacquer).

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