United States: health authorities halve the duration of isolation in case of Covid-19 infection


People positive for Covid-19 in the United States will no longer have to isolate themselves for ten, but five days.

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US health authorities announced Monday, December 27, that they had halved the recommended isolation time for people positive for Covid-19. This duration is reduced from ten to five days for asymptomatic people, while the duration has also been reduced for contact cases.

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the main health agency in the United States, said in a statement that “this modification is justified by science“, according to which the majority of infections occur within one to two days before and two to three days after the onset of symptoms.

This reduction in the duration of isolation for patients and their contacts could soon be applied in France. New rules will be set by the government “by the weekend once the consultations are completed” scientific bodies, announced the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, Monday evening.



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