Washington cuts the period of quarantine for people with corona without symptoms in half

The US health authorities announced that they have reduced the quarantine period for people with Covid-19 who do not show symptoms of the disease in half, with the aim of reducing disruptions – especially in the aviation sector – caused by the increase in the number of infections, which led to the imposition of restrictions in Germany today, Tuesday.

According to the new policy, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to reduce the quarantine restrictions for people infected with the Corona virus from 10 to 5 days if they no longer have symptoms and committed to wearing masks for at least 5 more days.

The recommended quarantine period for people who had contact with people infected with the virus was also reduced to 5 days.

US health officials said the new guidance is consistent with mounting evidence that people infected with the coronavirus are most contagious in the two days before symptoms appear, as well as the next three days after they appear.

And 11,500 flights have been canceled since last Friday, and tens of thousands of flights have been postponed at the end of the year, which is usually the busiest period of the year.

Many airlines say this is largely due to the prevalence of the omicron mutant among crews.

The whole world was affected by this, as about 3,000 flights were canceled yesterday, Monday, and 1,100 more flights were canceled today, Tuesday, according to the FlightAware website, which specializes in tracking aircraft movement.

The epidemic led to rare situations in the air, for example, Delta Airlines decided to return a plane to Seattle in the northwest of the United States that was heading to Shanghai last week, due to the new restrictions imposed at the airport, as the American company explained to the press agency. French authorities yesterday, Monday, prompting criticism from the Chinese authorities.

In addition to developments in the United States, many countries of the world have recorded other remarkable developments in light of the outbreak of the Omicron mutant.

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