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Coronavirus: health ministry issues list of vulnerable groups who should be restricted from work

The health ministry on Monday issued a list of high-risk people that should be restricted from going to work.
1. All persons older than 60 years.
2. Adults presenting with one or more of the following aggravating factors or chronic diseases:
Chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchial asthma, pulmonary fibrosis (everyone should be on daily medication),
Chronic cardiovascular disease such as coronary heart disease, heart failure,
Chronic end-stage renal failure (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis),
Chronic liver disease (Child Pugh score B or C),
Chronic neurological or neuromuscular diseases,
Sickle cell anaemia and other hemoglobinopathies (eg homozygous thalassemia),
Immunosuppression (hereditary or acquired),
Hematologic malignancy or solid organ,
Transplantation of organs or stem cells,
Pregnant women regardless of gestational age, lactating and lactating women.
The list might be modified depending on developments, the ministry said.
These workers, the ministry said, if they are unable to work from home, should to submit a medical certificate to their employer as evidence of their underlying health condition.

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