From dpa, Berlin/Magdeburg
The prescribed isolation for corona infected people is to be reduced to five days. This was announced by the Ministry of Health in Saxony-Anhalt on Thursday evening. In a video link by the heads of federal and state departments, the Federal Ministry of Health announced that the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) regarding the length of isolation and quarantine should be adjusted at the beginning of next week. “Essentially, it is about reducing the isolation period for those who have been proven to be positive to five days.” The countries want to revise their isolation and quarantine regulations accordingly. The health ministers justify the step with increasing immunity in the population and milder disease progression with the omicron variant.