Thursday, September 29

The Alert Report advises against reducing the quarantine of Covid-19 positives




The Report on Alerts and Preparedness and Response Plans does not advocate reducing the quarantines of those positive for Covid-19, as requested by several autonomous communities. As reported by Cadena Ser, the body dependent on the Ministry of Health will send its proposal for discussion this afternoon at the Interterritorial Health Council.

Several communities such as Madrid, Castilla y León or Andalusia had already requested that the strategy to be followed with those infected be changed and the quarantines of those who have tested positive be reduced, who now they must remain isolated for ten days. Castilla-La Mancha also moves along this line, as the president of the region, Emiliano García-Page, has even suggested lowering it to three days.

In principle, what several communities proposed was to reduce it to five days, as countries such as the United States or the United Kingdom have already decided

. Although in principle it was not planned that the Interterritorial this afternoon would address the issue, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has advanced that today there will be a decision.

Extremadura, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Cantabria and Murcia are the autonomous communities that, for the moment, have advanced that they are in favor of reducing the quarantine of Covid-19 positives in line with what is established in countries such as the United States, a measure that, according to the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez, will be decided this afternoon at the Interterritorial Council.

This is how these regional executives have spoken about the measure that will be discussed by all the communities together with the Ministry of Health in the Interterritorial Council of the National System to decide whether to reduce the quarantine time of those infected by coronavirus due to the severity of the Ómicron variant.

In any case, the positions of these autonomous communities, although they are partisan, go from reducing the quarantines for those infected without symptoms and vaccinated to three days, as defended by the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, to proposing that are more than five days, as proposed by the Government of the Balearic Islands.

Of course, most of the regions that have been in favor agree on raise reduce from ten to five days these quarantines, as has been implemented in other countries.

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