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Table 3 Recommendations for those with close contacts and suspicious exposures

From: A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version)

No. Recommendation items Recommendation strength
1 Strictly take the observation period of 14 days, and go to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment if symptoms appear (fever, cough, etc.). Strong
2 If available, inform the designated hospital in advance to send cars to pick up the patients with symptoms to the hospital. Weak
3 Patients should wear N95 masks (priority strategy). Strong
4 Using disposable surgical mask (alternative strategy). Weak
5 Avoid taking public transportation to the hospital, choose an ambulance or private vehicle, and open vehicle windows for ventilation on the way to the hospital (priority strategy). Strong
6 When walking on the road or waiting in the hospital, try to stay away from other people (at least 1 m away) and wear a mask. Strong
7 The family members accompanying those for inspection should immediately follow the monitoring recommendations to close contacts, keep the respiratory hygiene and clean their hands properly. Strong
8 The community or street hospital should be informed before the suspected contacts to the hospital. The vehicle used should be cleaned and disinfected with 500 mg/L chlorine-containing disinfectant, and the window should be opened for ventilation. Strong