According to the new recommendations, 7 to 10 days is a sufficient period of quarantine for those in contact with people infected with the virus, as long as the results of their tests were negative, instead of the quarantine period in effect since the outbreak of the disease until now, which is limited to 14 days.
According to a health official, the recommendation comes after scientists studied the incubation period for the virus.
In the context also, an official in the US administration revealed that the policy change has been discussed for some time, as scientists have studied the incubation period of the virus.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the incubation period for the virus is believed to extend to 14 days, most individuals have become infectious and develop symptoms between 4 and 5 days after contact.
It is noteworthy that the Centers for Disease Control has always recommended a 14-day quarantine for a person in contact with a new coronavirus.
The announcement came at a time when the United States was suffering from the epidemic, after the coronavirus hit the states hard, making it the country most affected by the disease.
This is not the first time that the Centers for Disease Control has amended its guidelines for the Coronavirus, as the regulations were previously modified to brief the infected person from 14 days to 10 days after confirming his infection with the virus, provided that he has mild symptoms.