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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changes the rules, this is how many days a person infected with COVID-19 will have to be isolated
Written by SOT.COM.AL 2 Dhjetor 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will shorten the recommended duration of quarantine after exposure to a person positive for COVID-19.
According to a senior administration official, the new guidelines will allow people who have come in contact with someone infected with the virus to resume normal activity after 10 days, or after 7 days if tested negative. This is much less than the recommended 14-day period since the onset of the pandemic.
The official said the policy change has been discussed for some time, following the scientists' study of the incubation period for the virus. The new policy will accelerate the return to normal activities of those persons who are estimated to have been in "close contact" with infected people.
The CDC had said that the incubation period for the virus was thought to be 14 days, most individuals became infected and showed symptoms between 4 and 5 days after exposure.
This is not the first time the CDC has changed its coronavirus guidelines. In July, the agency shortened, from 14 to 10 days, its instruction on how long a person should stay in isolation from the moment they experience symptoms of COVID, if they are no longer ill.
The new guideline was introduced Tuesday at a White House task force meeting on the coronavirus./VOA.