Corona infection … The US authorities are considering reducing the quarantine period


An official at the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that it may shorten the recommended quarantine period for people likely to be exposed to the emerging corona virus, according to a newspaper.Wall Street Journal“.

According to the newspaper, the step, which the centers may take soon, aims to shorten the quarantine period in a way that motivates people to more adhere to quarantine instructions, and adhere to them.

According to what the official in the centers, Henry Walk, indicated in his speech to the newspaper, officials in the health agency are about to agree on recommendations for quarantine, which may range from seven to ten days.

Walck indicated that the shorter quarantine period includes the quarantined person performing a test for Covid-19 to ensure his negative result.

The official at the control centers confirmed that research is still ongoing regarding which tests are required to end the quarantine, which requires greater accuracy than the regular checks, so that leaving the quarantine does not become a risk.

“We believe the work we have done, and some studies and model data that we have, show that we can shorten the stone with tests,” Walk told the newspaper.

He stressed that the emergence of a negative result in the examination of the quarantined person means that the possibility of infection with the infection is “very low.”

Mostly, health authorities around the world recommend that everyone who may be infected with the emerging corona virus be subjected to a quarantine of no less than 14 days, to ensure that they are free of infection.

However, some countries have recently taken measures that would reconsider quarantine, such as those announced by Britain last week, which seek to abandon self-isolation in its traditional way.

According to the newspaper “Telegraph“The British government plans to subject those in contact with people with corona to daily tests to detect the virus for seven days, and it will allow them to carry out their daily activities and work.

The newspaper indicated that the British government will get rid of the quarantine system for a period of 14 days in January, if the plans are successful to limit the spread of the epidemic.


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