Fully vaccinated persons will be able to spend less time in quarantine shortly
Persons who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and come in contact with positive persons, will shortly be able to return to their normal life without the need of isolating themselves for 14 days.
Speaking during a Times of Malta interview, deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that the plan is that vaccinated persons will be able to come out of isolation following a five-day period and a negative PCR test. However, the Government is still considering this plan.
Yesteday, the Chamber of Commerce appealed to health authorities to reconsider the quarantine measure. The Chamber said that vaccinated persons who are in secondary contact with Covid positive persons should not be ordered to be quarantined for 14 days.
Currently, fully vaccinated persons who were in close contact with positive cases have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
The Health Minister said during the interview that rules may be eased if the number of positive patients, who are receiving treatment in hospital, remain low. He stated that one have to allow some time to see how the situation evolves. Generally, he added, the number of Covid patients increase in hospital after fifteen days or three weeks that cases in the community increase. The country may have a clearer picture by the end of the month, he stated.