With new evidence showing smaller incubation times, the government ponders whether to shorten the self-isolation period
Currently in its sixth wave of COVID-19 with the four-month high of 13,000 new daily cases, the Japanese government had proceeded with a 14-day period of self-isolation for anyone who had a close contact with a person infected with the Omicron variant.
But with new evidence showing smaller incubation times, the government ponders whether to shorten the self-isolation period. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases observed that people with Omicron have a 3 day shorter incubation period than other variants of the virus.
In the wake of rising Omicron and the stretching ot the medical facilities and resources, the government has been discussing to shorten the day of the self-isolation in order to mitigate some burden on the Japanese medical sector.
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