The Berlin Senate is expected to pass a new quarantine period for people infected with the coronavirus next week.
A Senate Health spokesman said on Tuesday (May 3, 2022) that he would discuss the possibility of reducing the quarantine period to five days on Tuesday (April 29, 2022). The decision was already to be passed last Tuesday. However, the topic has been postponed due to unresolved questions.
Separation rules for unification
At a video conference of federal and state government department heads, the Federal Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recommendations on quarantine and quarantine periods need to be coordinated first. Next week. The state wants to revise quarantine and quarantine regulations in a unified manner accordingly.
Isolation for only 5 days in the absence of symptoms
According to current information, infected individuals are planned to need to be quarantined for only 5 days if they are asymptomatic for 48 hours. So far, quarantine for 7 to 10 days has been stipulated based on various standards.
Berlin’s health administration believes the new regulations are wise
According to the Berlin Health Department, the new regulations make sense. Compared to last winter, they now have a new assessment of the situation, spokeswoman said: “The season for respiratory illness is nearing the end and vaccination rates continue to increase. And the severity of the illness is generally reduced. A variant of Omicron. “She added that this was also reflected in hospitalization data.
Author: dpa / deepl.com
Issued: April 29, 2022
Last updated: April 29, 2022
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