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Posted On: 14 March 2020 12:20 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

What is quarantine? Does it mean confirmed case?

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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You definitely have heard or seen the news about the number of confirmed cases in Qatar for Covid-19 and the number of people in quarantine, but do you know what they actually mean? Let's learn more about this by scrolling all the way down.

What is Quarantine?

  • People under quarantine means under observation to see if the result is positive or negative.
  • The Qatari nationals who were evacuated from Iran were under quarantine for 14 days
  • Other residents/travelers who came from those infected countries were under the quarantine facility as well.
  • They stay in an isolated room in a designated facility until the result comes out
  • Once their results come out negative, they will be released. (See PHCC releases 121 citizens from quarantine)
  • Therefore, quarantine does NOT mean a confirmed case.

What is Confirmed Case?

  • Confirmed cases mean people who have a positive result for Covid-19.
  • These people will be taken to a specialized facility for the treatment and they will stay until they are cured.
  • As of Match 13, we have 262 cases since February 29th.
  • No cure or death has been reported yet.'s Coronavirus Updates page

On our coronavirus updates page, we have listed down all the latest info that includes total cases, active cases, deaths, recovered and discharged from quarantine.

  • Total Cases: Total number of Covid-19 cases up to date
  • Active Cases: Total number of active cases currently
  • Deaths: Total Number of death from Covid-19
  • Total Recovered: Total number of recovered from Covid-19
  • Total Discharged from Quarantine: Total number of people discharged from quarantine up to date

Hope this clarifies to those who are confused with the terms of quarantine and confirmed cases.
If you want to read Q&As with the Ministry of Public Health about Covid-19, click here and stay safe!