Wednesday January 5th 2022 – 11:58 pm
Turkey announced on Wednesday that it would reduce the quarantine period for cases testing positive for Covid-19 to seven days, as the Omicron version spreads rapidly in the country.
“The quarantine period for positive cases has been fixed at 7 days. The quarantine will end if the test is negative on the 5th day”, announced Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca after the Scientific Committee meeting.
He urged Turkish citizens to take their booster doses, emphasizing that individual precautionary measures make sense with the Omicron version.
They also indicated that no quarantine is required for contact cases to have received a booster dose in the past 3 months or to have had the disease, reminding them of barrier signs such as not spending too much time in a closed environment and not being ventilated Respect social distance and wear a mask.
Turkey has recorded 66,467 new Covid-19 infections and 143 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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