Japan shortens COVID-19 isolation periods

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Tokyo, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government shortened COVID-19 quarantine periods on Tuesday, the health ministry announced.

The quarantine period for people with symptomatic COVID-19 is shortened from 10 days to 7 days. They can be released from isolation 24 hours after their symptoms improve.

For people with asymptomatic COVID-19, the quarantine period has been reduced from seven days to five days provided they test negative for the virus on the fifth day.

The ministry also decided to allow people with asymptomatic COVID-19 to go outside to buy food and other daily necessities.

People with symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 are still advised to check their health and take precautions for 10 days and 7 days, respectively.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

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