Omicron may be contagious for longer than other variants

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Confirmed carriers of the Omicron COVID-19 variant will be required to quarantine for 14 days in Israel, instead of the 10 days mandated for confirmed carriers of other coronavirus strains, the Israeli Health Ministry has decreed.

“This update is being applied in light of the suspicion that verified carriers of the Omicron variant may be contagious for a longer period than observed in cases of other variants,” the statement said

Times of Israel report




** This post was originally published on December 9, 2021 **