Sunday, January 2, 2022, 9:13 a.m.
The rules for the isolation of COVID-19-positive people and their contacts will be relaxed from Monday in France for those with a complete vaccination scheme in order to protect the country’s socio-economic life, the Paris government has announced. AFP.
Positively vaccinated individuals will be required to isolate for seven days regardless of the variant, which may be removed after five days in the case of an antigen test or a negative PCR test.
And no quarantine will be imposed on people in case of contact with a complete vaccination schedule. However, they will have to strictly follow the barrier gestures and “do regular tests,” Health Minister Olivier Véran said in an interview with JDD.
Until now, in France, positive people had to be isolated for ten days, and the contact cases of a person who contracted Omicron had to be isolated for at least 7 days. The duration of isolation could reach 17 days, regardless of the variant, when living with a positive person.
This change in rules addresses the need to “take into account the extremely rapid evolution of the spread of the Omicron variant in France” and must allow “a benefit-risk balance aimed at ensuring the control of contamination, while maintaining social life. “Economic”, the Ministry of Health explained in a statement.
In addition, the “first available virological data” show “a faster incubation period of the Omicron variant than for the previous variants, supporting a possible reduction in the duration of isolation”.
In turn, people who test positive and do not have a complete vaccination schedule will have to isolate themselves for ten days, with a possible exit after seven days under the same conditions. The quarantine is maintained for seven days and for cases of contact that do not have a complete vaccination schedule, they will have to obtain a negative test at the end of this period in order to get out of isolation.
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