The people infected with Covid-19 as some develop the infection even after two weeks, the EU has warned government not reduce the 14-day quarantine for those infected with the virus.
The head of the bloc’s health agency said, signalling a new surge in surge in cases in Europe.
The European Union largest country, Germany, has informed EU authorities that it planned shortening the quarantine length may not be the best option, while Netherlands and Norway are planning of such, minutes of a late-August meeting show, according to report.
EU warns against shortening COVID quarantine as cases in Europe spike.
However, Andrea Ammon, head of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), told EU lawmakers in a regular hearing, “We are looking to provide some evidence to decision makers on what kind of risks they would take if quarantine was shorter.”
She added, 3-4 percent of cases, infection emerge only after 14 days, which is the standard length of the Covid-19 quarantine.
Germany decided last week that starting from October, people returning from high risk regions abroad will have to quarantine for five days to eradicate any virus.
The partial loosening of COVID-19 preventive measures comes as Europe is experiencing a new increase in cases.