Emergencies preparedness, response

Infection prevention and control

The following recommendations are based on the recent review of evidence and is supported by a global consultation of experts.

Standard and droplet precautions need to be applied to all patients with confirmed and suspected coronavirus infection. Airborne precautions should be added when performing aerosol generating procedures. Surveillance of health status of health care workers involved in provision of care needs to be maintained, and compliance with the infection control measures should be closely monitored.