Coronavirus: pregnant women and babies no longer considered at high risk group
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    Coronavirus: pregnant women and babies no longer considered at high risk group

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    The public health institute Sciensano has updated the coronavirus procedures GPs and hospitals have to follow.

    These updates include pregnant women and babies under six months old are no longer being considered a group at high risk “due to new information on Covid-19.” 

    Contrary to previous recommendations, health professionals are now allowed to work while wearing a mask when they have mild symptoms and no fever. Sciensano says this mask can be worn for eight hours. 

    A Coronavirus test and self-isolation at home are only required when the person also has a fever. 

    Anyone with an acute respiratory tract infection who doesn’t work in the health sector must contact their doctor, but a conformation test is no longer necessary. Non-essential social contact must be avoided.  

    All Sciensano’s procedures and recommendations can be found on epidemio.wiv-isp.be.

    Children suffering from certain diseases must be kept off school. The list of these illnesses can be found at epidemio.wiv-isp.be/ID/Documents/Covid19/COVID-19_procedure_paeds_FR.pdf. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times