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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 itemsRecommendation strength
1Strictly take the observation period of 14 days, and go to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment if symptoms appear (fever, cough, etc.).Strong
2If available, inform the designated hospital in advance to send cars to pick up the patients with symptoms to the hospital.Weak
3Patients should wear N95 masks (priority strategy).Strong
4Using disposable surgical mask (alternative strategy).Weak
5Avoid 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
6When 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
7The 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
8The 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