Quarantine reduced from 10 to 7 days

FROM tomorrow anyone testing positive for covid-19 and showing no symptoms will only have to quarantine for 7 days instead of the current 10.

Spanish health minister Carolina Darias made the announcement today (Wednesday) in a press conference following the interterritorial meeting of the regional governments. The decision was unanimous and goes in the same direction as governments in the UK, Italy and the United States where quarantine times have also been shortened,

The minister explained that the move was made because the omicron variant is believed to have a “shorter incubation period” compared to previous variants.

Those who are unvaccinated and show no symptoms after having been in close contact with a positive case will also have their quarantine period reduced to 7 days, instead of 10 days as it is now. Meanwhile, those who are fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine, as was already the case.

In addition, people testing positive will not be required to have a test before they are out of confinement. The new measures will apply to positive cases diagnosed from tomorrow.

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