UK considers reducing quarantine period for Coronavirus contacts

Britain's William, Duke of Cambridge, talks to staff at the Oxford Vaccine Group's facility at the Churchill Hospital during a visit to learn more about their work to establish a viable vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Oxford, Britain

Officials in the UK government’s coronavirus task force are considering reducing to seven or ten days from 14 days the period that people must quarantine if they have been in contact with people infected with the illness, Sky News reported on Sunday.

Like many other European countries, the UK is facing a surge in infections. It has so far reported 884,457 coronavirus cases with 44,795 deaths, according to an NYK Daily tally.

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