Wednesday, December 6

Covid: why some countries have reduced isolation (and the doubts it generates among some scientists)

  • Carlos Serrano (@carliserrano)
  • BBC News World

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In several countries, health authorities have reduced the isolation time for people who have been infected with Covid-19.

As the omicron variant advances, some countries have relaxed isolation standards.

On previous occasions of the coronavirus pandemic, before the appearance of a new variant, the authorities have strengthened restrictive measures to avoid contagion.

Now, however, countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Argentina have decreased the number of days that a person infected with Covid-19 must remain isolated after overcoming the disease or being asymptomatic.

In the US, the person will no longer have to isolate himself for ten days, but only for five. In the United Kingdom, Spain and Argentina, they will spend ten days in quarantine to only seven, with specific indications in each country.

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