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Germany will lift mandatory COVID-19 quarantine obligations from May

Germany will lift mandatory COVID-19 quarantine obligations from May



 

German Federal Health Minister: Germany will lift mandatory quarantine obligations from May


On April 5, local time, German Federal Minister of Health Lauterbach announced that from May 1, people infected with the COVID-19 virus will no longer need to be quarantined, but the health department “strongly recommends” that infected people voluntarily undergo a 5-day quarantine. Avoid contact with others. It is reported that the German federal and state governments have reached an agreement on this.

 

 

Germany will lift mandatory COVID-19 quarantine obligations from May

 

Specifically, German health authorities recommend that infected people test themselves daily and reduce human contact until the test results are negative. In the event of infection, healthcare workers should stop working immediately until the results of a rapid test or nucleic acid test come back negative after 5 days.

 

Previously, the quarantine period stipulated in Germany was 10 days, and those who were quarantined could also end their isolation ahead of schedule with a negative nucleic acid test result after 7 days. Lauterbach said that day: “It’s all about readjusting the overburdened health sector so that they can do the most important work now.” Lauterbach pointed out that health authorities need to focus on the parts most affected by the epidemic, Including prevention, isolation and quarantine of clinic and nursing facility staff.

 

However, some experts and social organizations have raised objections to the decision of the German Federal Ministry of Health. Immunization expert Watzel said: “The message of the decision to the public is that even if you have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, you can continue to participate in public life. This is the wrong direction.” The German Social Association and the German Patient Protection Fund criticized the government. No longer focus on protecting high-risk groups. The German Trade Union Confederation also warned that it is difficult for employees to “self-isolate” because it will cause economic losses, and the government should answer the question of how to compensate for the financial compensation during the “self-isolation” period. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

German Federal Health Minister: Germany will lift mandatory quarantine obligations from May

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