United States: Health authorities cut length of isolation by half in case of infection

The duration of isolation is reduced from ten to five days for asymptomatic people.

US health authorities announced on Monday that they had halved the recommended isolation time for people positive for Covid-19, from ten to five days for asymptomatic people, and also reduced this time 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 change is justified by science », according to which the majority of infections occur in one to one. two days before and two to three days after the onset of symptoms.

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