Covid: US halves isolation time for asymptomatic infection

The United States has halved the recommended isolation time for people with asymptomatic COVID infections from ten to just five days.

The Centers for Disease Control or CDC said that this must be followed by five days of wearing a mask around others.

While the new recommendations are not mandatory, they are closely followed by many businesses and policymakers across the country.

This comes as a surge in COVID cases has been causing travel chaos across the country.

The CDC said the change is “motivated by science” demonstrating that most transmission happens early in the course of illness.

It has also updated recommendations for people exposed to COVID who are either unvaccinated or yet to get a booster jab.

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