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Health Ministry Shortens Covid Isolation Period to 12 Days

The coronavirus isolation period will be shortened from 14 days to 12 days in most instances, the Health Ministry announced Thursday.

Under the new procedure, a person who enters isolation after returning from abroad or coming into contact with someone who had the virus must register with the Health Ministry online or through its call center.

The individual should then take a PCR swab test as soon as possible and must be retested on the 10th day after arrival or contact – not after the first test. The second test must be carried out at least 24 hours after the first one.

If both tests are negative and the person does not experience any symptoms, he or she would be certified healthy by the Health Ministry and be allowed to leave isolation.

Coronavirus tests must be performed at drive-in centers certified by the ministry.

The new plan took effect on Thursday at midnight and applies retroactively to people already in isolation. (JPost / VFI News)

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