Covid-19 in UAE: Do vaccinated people need to quarantine?

Published on February 15 2021

Quarantine is recommended for healthy people who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, as it helps to keep the contagion at bay, UAE doctors have said.


They were reacting to the United States’s Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention's announcement that people who have received the vaccine against Covid-19 do not need to quarantine if they are exposed to the coronavirus.

Doctors in the UAE said the announcement cannot be followed in the country without the approval of the regulatory authorities.

Dr Abner Abejo, a specialist of internal medicine, Medeor Hospital, Dubai, said: “Even after vaccination, people are likely to test positive for Covid-19. All of us must stay safe and follow the precautionary measures as strictly as possible. This is because, even after vaccination, the person can carry the virus and infect others. we must follow the guidelines, in case we come in contact with an infected person.”

Source : Khaleej Times