Belgium shortens mandatory quarantine after Covid-19 exposure

Clients queue to enter a shop of Meir the main commercial street of Antwerp, Belgium. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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People who have had close contact with a Covid-19 patient can now request a second PCR, or diagnosis, test in order to shorten their mandatory 14-day quarantine, a federal health institute decided.

An update to the official guidelines for doctors overseeing close contacts of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 says that doctors can now request an asymptomatic close contact of a Covid-19 patient to be screened twice in order to possibly shorten their mandatory self-isolation period.

Read more via The Brussels Times/ Sciensano

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