The WHO recommends a seven-day quarantine for COVID-19 exposed after negative testing
The WHO recommends a seven-day quarantine for COVID-19 exposed after negative testing

The WHO recommends a seven-day quarantine for COVID-19 exposed after negative testing

February 17 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday shortened the recommended quarantine duration for people exposed to coronavirus, saying that those who test negative can now end quarantine after seven days instead of 14 previously.

Where testing to shorten quarantine is not possible, quarantine can be terminated after day 10 without testing if the contact shows no symptoms, the agency said in its new temporary guidance.

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Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru Editing by Gareth Jones

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