Israel’s Health Ministry proposes reducing isolation time to 5 days

The proposal would also shorten the isolation period for those exposed to a confirmed Covid patient

Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has proposed shortening the mandatory quarantine for those infected with Covid to five days.

The proposal would also shorten the isolation period for people exposed to a confirmed Covid patient. Currently, those exposed must quarantine for a week if they are not vaccinated or have not recovered from Covid. Anyone vaccinated or cured is exempt from isolation if their test is negative.

Officials met on Sunday to discuss the proposal and are due to meet again on Monday to deliberate further. A decision is expected in the next few days, The Times of Israel reported.

Several other countries have already reduced the number of quarantine days, including the United States and Britain.

According to Can, officials were split on whether the isolation rules would apply to everyone or just essential workers.

Several ministers called for the shortening of quarantine days during the weekly cabinet meeting.

“Children are facing eating disorders, a tsunami of mental health issues, abnormal sexual behaviors and more, all because of unnecessary isolation,” the education minister said. Yifat Shasha-Biton at the Sunday meeting. HAVE.

New isolation rules came into effect last week, reducing the period from ten to seven days.

“We are exploring the possibility of shortening the isolation of personnel in medical institutions and other essential positions, and we will do so in a responsible manner,” Health Ministry Director General Nachman Ash said in a Sunday briefing. visit to a Covid service, HAVE reported.

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