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Shorter quarantine proposed for direct contacts of Covid cases

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Health Environment Management Agency under the Ministry of Health has proposed people who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 would be quarantined for seven days, instead of the current 14 days, if they come into close contact with positive cases.

After the mandatory quarantine period, they would have to monitor their health for another week, the local media reported.

In addition, partially vaccinated people would be subject to a 10-day quarantine if they are close contacts of coronavirus-infected people. After that, they should monitor their health for seven more days.

But unvaccinated people would be isolated for 14 days and will have to spend another 14 days monitoring their own health.

All direct contacts of Covid-19 cases would have to take three PCR tests during the quarantine period, according to the proposal.

According to the agency, many cities and provinces have reported high vaccination rates, so their residents would have a low risk of infection with the coronavirus or of severe illness or death if infected.

Therefore, the agency asked local authorities to give their feedback on the proposal before November 22.

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