Germany cancels plans to drop COVID-19 quarantine

Wednesday, 06. April 2022 09:41

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach confirmed on Wednesday the government would be canceling plans to remove obligatory COVID-19 quarantine for most people who get infected with the coronavirus.

"Coronavirus is not a cold. That is why there must continue to be isolation after an infection. The mistake was mine... it was about relieving the health system, but the decision is wrong and harmful," Lauterbach shared in a Twitter post.

Lauterbach proposed cutting the mandatory quarantine from seven days to voluntary five days of self-isolation. After peaking at 300,000 daily positive cases, the number of daily infections across Germany dropped to under 200,000 cases over the past days.

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