Turkey Reduces Quarantine Period For COVID-19 Patients To 7-Days

Turkey’s health authorities said that the quarantine period for positive COVID-19 patients has been reduced to seven days.

Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced the new quarantine rule after the Coronavirus Science Board meeting with other health officials, his office said in a statement.

“After seven days, the quarantine period ends for the people who have mild or no symptoms,” Mr. Koca said, adding “if positive cases have themselves tested on the fifth day and their test results turn out to be negative, their quarantine period ends.

Mr. Koca added that those people in close contact with COVID-19 patients would not be quarantined if they received their booster shot in less than three months.

But said unvaccinated people with close contacts with COVID-19 patients will be placed in a 7-day quarantine.

This comes as Turkey on Wednesday announced the highest daily infections with a new record of 66,467 cases, while 143 people have lost their lives in a single day.

Another 29,316 people have been fully recovered and discharged from hospitals, the ministry said, adding a total of 417,787 suspected samples were tested during this period of time.

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