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France is reducing isolation of infected people

The Scientific Council set up by the French government has issued a “favorable” opinion to shorten to seven days the duration of isolation for people who test positive for coronavirus and contact cases, the French Minister of Health said on Tuesday. .

The Scientific Council set up by the French government has issued a “favorable” opinion to shorten to seven days the duration of isolation for people who test positive for coronavirus and contact cases, the French Minister of Health said on Tuesday. .

(ASdN) – Will the quarantine period be reduced? Olivier Véran, the French Minister of Health, confirmed his desire to pass from “14 to 7 days” the period of sheltering people infected with covid-19. At least “in a number of situations,” he said at the microphone of France Inter on Tuesday. The Scientific Council – which has advised the government since the start of the pandemic – also said it was “in favor” of this measure.

The decision will not be taken formally until “Friday during a defense council”. This period, although short, will allow the government to “solicit other experts” for the implementation of this measure, added the minister.

According to him, this shortened period of isolation will promote “better adhesion” on the part of the citizens. Because “we see that a large number of French people do not respect the fortnight”, he continued, assuring that this decision was not motivated by “reasons of economic prioritization”.

Infected people would indeed be “more contagious in the first five days or following the symptoms or following the positivity of a test,” he argues. In other words, if contagiousness remains after this period, it appears “very low”.

In Luxembourg, a quarantine period is also in force, but it varies depending on the case. Thus, people infected with covid-19 are required to isolate themselves at home for a minimum period of 14 days after the onset of symptoms. People living under the same roof, as well as all contact cases, must quarantine themselves for at least seven days. Failure to comply with these measures is severely punished with a fine ranging from 25 to 500 euros.


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