Health studies, after recommending it the WHO, reduce the quarantine from 14 to 10 days


Atmosphere on the beach of La Misericordia. (EFE)

Atmosphere on the beach of La Misericordia. (EFE)

The authorities Spanish healthcare companies are studying reducing the quarantine period of a person infected with the new coronavirus from 14 to 10 days, after the World Health Organization (WHO).

This has been advanced by the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, who has reported that there is increasingly “more evidence solid scientific “that people with mild symptoms of Covid-19 stop transmitting the disease from the seventh day, so if this is the case, the quarantine could be reduced to 10 days.

© Provided by El Confidencial

Rubén RodríguezAccording to the World Health Organization, there are not enough studies to support that those with antibodies but who did not get sick are a vector of contagion

“There is increasing evidence that from day 7 mild cases do not transmit the disease and, in addition, it has been recommended by the WHO,” argued Simon, to report that 14-day quarantine was established according to the scientific evidence obtained with the SARS 1 coronavirus.

In this sense, the expert has recognized that this matter has been discussed in various internal organs of the Ministry of Health and is still being studied with the aim of knowing what option is “safer” and more can help control the epidemic in Spain.

However, he commented that it is “possible” to change the recommendation to remain 14 days in quarantine to 10 days. “It is possible that it will be modified because it is very likely that contagion in mild cases does not occur after the seventh or tenth day “, has settled.

Finally, the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies has referred to the mandatory, once the alarm state is over, to use the masks in public places, insisting that it is one more “control method” of the virus. “The best mask is two meters away,” he settled.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here