WHO updates Covid-19 guidelines

The World Health Organization updated Covid-19 guidelines on mask-wearing, treatments and patient care.

JOHANNESBURG - The World Health Organization has updated its guidelines on preventing the spread of  Covid-19, focusing on mask-wearing in community settings, treatment protocols and clinical management.

The organisation says people should continue to wear masks in public as this remains key to controlling the virus.

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It also says patients who test negative on an antigen-based rapid test should no longer need to isolate.

The Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, the most transmissible Covid-19 subvariant so far, is spreading quickly across the United States and was predicted on Friday to become Europe's dominant strain in a matter of weeks.


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