The Ministry of Health informs the citizens that from January 17, 2022, the release of people positive for COVID-19 will be done automatically, after completing ten days of self-limitation from the date of sampling of the first positive result, with day zero being considered the date of sampling of the first positive result.
It is noted that the date of onset of symptoms will not be taken into account, while the release process will take place without the participation of Personal Physicians. People who are found to be positive for the virus should continue to inform GPs about their positive result, so that their health can be monitored and their sick leave issued, where necessary.
In cases where the General Practitioner deems that the self-limitation of the case should be continued due to persistent symptoms (fever and non-improvement of the remaining symptoms two days before release) or in the case of immunosuppressed patients, the period of self-limitation may be extended. Citizens will be automatically informed on their mobile phone by SMS the night before their release date.
The Personal Physicians have been informed about the above procedure through OAY and PIS. It is reminded that citizens who are detected positive for the virus will now have to fill in their details on the online platform, regardless of whether they have to declare close contacts, in order to be released automatically after 10 days of self-restraint.