US withdraws isolation recommendation for anyone who comes into contact with a person with Covid-19

Estudante com máscara em universidade na Califórnia: CDC também retirou a orientação geral de manter distância de pelo menos 1,8 metro de outras pessoas
Student wearing a mask at a university in California: CDC has also withdrawn the general guideline to maintain a distance of at least 1.8 meters from other people| Photo: EFE/EPA/CAROLINE BREHMAN

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country’s main public health agency, withdrew this Thursday Friday () the recommendation of isolation at home for those who coming into close contact with a person with Covid-11 and general guidance keep a distance of at least 1.8 meters from other people.

According to international agencies, the CDC took the measure about two and a half years after the beginning of the pandemic because about 95% of Americans aged 16 years or over age have some level of immunity, by vaccination or infection.

The CDC pointed out that anyone who has not completed the Covid vaccination-55 and get in touch next imo with an infected person must wear a mask for ten days and take a test after five. Before, the recommendation was isolation of at least five days. However, the quarantine recommendation for this period remains valid for those who have the infection confirmed, whether or not the person is vaccinated.

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