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CDC recommends shorter Covid isolation and quarantine norms

Health care workers, who test positive could resume their work after seven days of isolation followed by a negative COVID-19 report.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced new recommendations to cut down the days of isolation from 10 to 5 days. The quarantine period for close aids to the COVID-19 patients was also shortened.

According to the revised guidelines, If the person in contact with the patient tested positive has received a booster shot, he/ she could skip quarantine, provided they wear masks for at least 10 days. Otherwise, they are subject to five days of quarantine.

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