, 5 Jan () –
The Government of the Czech Republic has decided this Wednesday to reduce the quarantine period for COVID-19 from 14 to five days, arguing that, although the omicron variant of the coronavirus is more contagious, people can infect others for less time.
“It is definitely necessary to shorten both the quarantine and the isolation. Five days is the horizon in which the scientists agree”, has indicated the Czech Minister of Health, Vlastimil Válek, before the cabinet meeting.
The Czech government has considered the adjustment following the example of other European countries. “It turns out that in France, the United Kingdom and Denmark many people could be in quarantine and this could, secondly, threaten the performance of some services”, has justified the Minister of Transport, Martin Kupka, as reported by CT24.
So far, the Czech Republic has recorded more than 2.4 million infections since the pandemic began, including more than 36,000 deaths from the disease.