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Omicron carriers to require 14-day quarantine, instead of 10 mandated for others

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Confirmed carriers of the Omicron COVID-19 variant will be required to quarantine for 14 days, instead of the 10 days mandated for confirmed carriers of other coronavirus strains, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.

The new policy will go into effect on Thursday, the Health Ministry said, without specifying a specific time.

Confirmed Omicron carriers will have to be asymptomatic for the final three days of the two-week period in order to receive a certificate of recovery from the virus, the Health Ministry said.

“This update is being applied in light of the suspicion that verified carriers of the Omicron variant may be contagious for a longer period than observed in cases of other variants,” the statement said.

If someone is “highly suspected” of having the variant, but not confirmed by testing, they can leave quarantine after 10 days with special permission, the Health Ministry said.

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© The Times of Israel

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