CT: Government may reduce Covid isolation to five days

The Czech government is considering cutting the period people must isolate over Covid-19 to five days, Czech Television reported on Tuesday. At present those who test positive for Covid, including those who are asymptomatic, must stay home for two weeks. Those who have had risky contacts are also required to isolate for a fortnight, but that may be reduced to one week with a negative test. The reduction to five days would apply to both categories, Czech TV said.

Several states have already cut coronavirus isolation periods, amid fears that a surge in Omicron variant cases will lead to acute labour shortages.

Author: Ian Willoughby