(ANSA) – PARIS, Jan 02 – France has also eased its COVID-19 quarantine for vaccination. The French government announced that, in order to “preserve the social and economic life of the country”, the rules for isolating those positive for coronavirus and their contacts will be eased starting tomorrow for those who have completed the vaccination course.
Fully vaccinated positive individuals will have to self-isolate for seven days regardless of the variant, an isolation that can be raised after five days in the case of a negative antigen test or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. There will be no further quarantine of their fully vaccinated contacts. However, they will have to strictly comply with anti-infective precautions and “submit regular tests”, explained the Minister of Health, Olivier Veran.
So far in France, positive people have had to self-isolate for ten days, and cases of contact with someone who contracted the Omicron variant have had to self-isolate for at least seven days. Isolation can last up to 17 days when sharing a home with a positive person.
This change in the rules responds to the need to “take into account the very rapid development of the distribution of the Omicron variant in France” and should make it possible “to obtain a risk-benefit ratio aimed at ensuring pollution control while preserving socio-economic life”, according to the Ministry of Health. the health. Furthermore, the ‘first available virological data’ show a “shorter incubation time for Omicron than previous variants, favoring a possible reduction in quarantine duration”.
On the other hand, people who test positive and do not have a complete vaccination schedule will have to self-isolate for ten days. A seven-day quarantine is also maintained for contact cases who have not been fully vaccinated, who will have to obtain a negative test at the end of this period in order to break out of isolation. (Dealing).
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