Japan to shorten COVID-19 isolation period to seven days

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that Japan’s self-quarantine period for people who have been infected with the coronavirus and developed symptoms will be shortened to seven days from the current 10 days.

For asymptomatic people with the virus, the self-quarantine period will be shortened from seven days to five, provided they have a negative antigen test result at this point. The government will give the official green light later this week after consulting coronavirus experts.

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