Asymptomatic and high-risk contacts? Isolation decreases to 7 days

“A The General Directorate of Health (DGS) today informed the Ministry of Health that the isolation period goes from 10 to 7 days for asymptomatic infected people and for high-risk contacts.” The information was revealed this Thursday in a note sent to newsrooms.

The DGS also refers that this decision “is in line with guidelines from other countries” and “It results from a technical and thoughtful reflection, given the incubation period of the now predominant variant, Ómicron”.

“The operationalization of this technical decision, due to the need to update standards and repair the information system, will be completed as soon as possible over the next week.“, it adds up.

The decision, announced today, comes a day after the Autonomous Region of Madeira to have reduced to five days the period of isolation of asymptomatic infected and of those who have contacted with positive cases, even ending the quarantine of contacts vaccinated with the third dose.

Also yesterday, in Spain, the Public Health Commission, formed by the Ministry of Health and the general directors of Public Health of the Autonomous Communities agreed shorten the isolation period for people infected with Covid-19 from ten to seven days.

Remember that Portugal registered, this Wednesday, another 26,867 new cases – a new daily record since the start of the pandemic – and 12 more Covid-19-related deaths. And there were more countries hitting maximums – know everything here.

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