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1/17, 4:52 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Isreal reduces COVID isolation time to five days

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz agreed on Monday that the COVID-19 isolation time will be cut to five days. However, the coronavirus carrier must also possess two negative tests and no symptoms in order to leave the quarantine after the due time.

More specifically, for confirmed COVID cases to leave isolation after the fifth day, it is necessary that they have a negative result from a home testing kit on both the evening of the fourth day and the evening of the fifth day. In addition, they must not have any ongoing symptoms at the time of leaving.

Though certain institutions advocated for the exception of symptom-free carriers from the isolation procedure, the Health Ministry deemed these statements "irresponsible talk whose goal is to erode the public’s trust" and underlined that the adoption of such a policy might lead to the virus spreading more widely and rapidly.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / SP