There is still the possibility of the quarantine being reduced to seven days, even without a test, in people who are asymptomatic.
THE Ministry of Health announced this Monday, 10, new indications about the time of isolation that people who test positive for the Covid-19 must comply. Now, the minimum time is five days, and not ten more, in cases where the person has no respiratory symptoms, no fever and has a negative test result, either RT-PCR type or antigen. For those who have a mild or moderate case, the minimum time is seven days, even without the test, if the patient is asymptomatic. If you still have symptoms, you can take the test and, if the result is negative, the person can also end the isolation. If it is positive, it must remain isolated for another three days. After these ten days, if the symptoms have ceased, the quarantine can be ended. However, even if you leave isolation before ten days, the infected person should still follow recommendations such as avoiding agglomerations and continuing to wear masks.
A similar measure was announced by the Health Department of the State of São Paulo, which began to recommend seven days of isolation for those who were vaccinated and had a case with symptoms and five for those who were asymptomatic. Such recommendations were also made by bodies in other countries, such as the CDC, in the United States, which on December 27, 2021 reduced the quarantine time of asymptomatic patients from ten to five days. According to the minister of health, Marcelo Queiroga, despite the emergence of omicron variant, more transmissible, the decrease in isolation time will not be a problem. “Where vaccination has progressed well, we do not have a correspondence between the number of deaths proportional to the increase in cases. As Brazil has advanced a lot in relation to the vaccination campaign, we can envision a scenario similar to what happens in these countries”, said Queiroga.