EU countries cut Covid isolation periods in Omicron balancing act

Ireland latest to change guidance for boosted, as surge across continent threatens economic paralysisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland has become the latest EU country to cut the isolation period for many people who contract Covid-19, as record infection numbers spark fears of crippling staff shortages in essential public services, as well as retail and hospitality venues.Spain, Portugal and Greece reduced isolation times this week while others, such as Germany and France, are considering doing so and Italy cut its quarantine for fully vaccinated people who come into contact with someone who has tested positive. Continue reading...

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