What does an Isolation measure mean?

Isolation applies to people who have a confirmed infection with SARS-COV-2. This measure is designed to prevent the infected person, who is contagious, from spreading the infection to his surroundings. Isolation is prescribed by the physician for a minimum of 14 days after the onset of symptoms. During this period of confinement at home, contact with other people must be avoided and a surgical mask must be worn whenever the infected person is in the presence of others.