Isolation is No Longer Needed in South Africa for COVID-Positive People Who Lack Symptoms

Isolation is No Longer Needed in South Africa for COVID-Positive People Who Lack Symptoms
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The situation regarding the ongoing COVID pandemic around the world continues to lessen more and more. The World Health Organization revealed that the COVID certificate is not as useful as it was initially thought, several countries gave up restrictions, and so on.

South Africa now even lets go of the isolation period that COVID-positive people normally had to undergo. As long as they don’t manifest symptoms, isolation is no longer needed, as Microsoft Start reveals. Furthermore, the country also reduced by three days the isolation period of those who manifest symptoms. Therefore, these latter people will have to isolate for just 7 days instead of 10. The contacts of those who have specific symptoms will have to isolate only if they manifest any COVID symptoms themselves.

Exiting the fourth COVID wave

South Africa is now considered to be exiting its fourth wave of the coronavirus. Mondli Gungubele, who’s a minister in the presidency, issued a press release claiming that the African country made the changes based on the evolution of the ongoing pandemic and the vaccination rate in the country.

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A statement wrote, as quoted by Microsoft Start:

The rationale for these amendments is informed by the proportion of people with immunity to COVID-19 which has risen substantially, exceeding 60-80% in several sero-surveys,

The information gathered through the system used by the Department of Health has reported that South Africa has exited the fourth wave nationally.

If we take a look at worldometers.info, we find out that South Africa is ranked 19th with a total of 3.6 million infections and over 95,000 deaths caused by the coronavirus.

As the world is going through the COVID wave of the Omicron variant, a strain considered to be far more contagious than the others, some experts are confident that the end of the ongoing pandemic is near.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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