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Covid-19: Self-isolation period reduced for specific patients in Georgia

In Georgia, the health authorities have approved a move to reduce the mandatory Covid-19 quarantine and self-isolation periods to five days for patients employed in some specific government fields.

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In Georgia, the health authorities have approved a move to reduce the mandatory Covid-19 quarantine and self-isolation periods to five days for patients employed in some specific government fields.

The terms for reducing Covid-19 self-isolation and quarantine periods were applied for people working in strategic-importance institutions such as educational and medical institutions, agencies of the interior, justice and defence ministries, the Prosecutor’s Office, the State Security Service and the Revenue office and Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance.

Moreover, this applies to asymptomatic patients, while symptomatic patients will still have to isolate for ten days.

The health authorities also stated that one has to produce a negative test report to complete the isolation, 24 hours after the end of Covid-19 related symptoms and the wearing of an outdoor face mask for five days is strongly recommended.

So far, for symptomatic cases, the patients still have to isolate themselves for at least ten days as per the instructions by health authorities.

In addition, the Health Ministry also said that the quarantine periods for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated people and for those who came in contact with the confirmed patients have also been reduced.

Besides Georgia, several other countries have also reduced the self-isolation time with regulations, such as England.

Since February 26, 2020, the country has registered a total of 1,398,059 cases of Coronavirus.

The discussion over the reduction of Covid-19 isolation and quarantine time period was started a few days ago in Georgia.

In Georgia, a total of 1,341,049 individuals have been jabbed with at least one dose of any vaccine in the country, and around 1,229,404 people have been fully vaccinated, amounting to 42.8% of the country’s adult population.

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