WHO: WHO updates COVID-19 guidelines on masks, treatments and patient care

The WHO has updated a number of its COVID-19 guidelines including those related to masking, isolation procedures, and treatments. Masks continue to be an important tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19, especially when worn by those who suspect they may have COVID-19, when they are around those suspected of having the virus, or are in poorly ventilated areas. Isolation procedures have been decreased from 10 to 5 days of isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. For patients with symptoms, 10 days of isolation are recommended from symptom onset. Treatments currently include the use of the drug  nirmatrelvir-ritonavir, which is highly recommended by the WHO.
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