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Corona: New quarantine rules for vaccinated, unvaccinated, children

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Corona: New quarantine rules for vaccinated, unvaccinated, children


Jan 15, 2022 @ 6:37am

What applies now: These are the new quarantine rules for the vaccinated, unvaccinated and children

The labs have more work to do. Photo: dpa/Uwe Anspach Düsseldorf Omikron now also dominates in North Rhine-Westphalia. The General Practitioners Association expects all citizens to become infected and welcomes the new quarantine rules. There are also reliefs for children in school and daycare.

The omicron variant is spreading quickly: The highly contagious corona mutant now also dominates in North Rhine-Westphalia: 75.8 percent of new infections can be traced back to omicron, as reported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Nationwide, the proportion is 73.3 percent. RKI boss Lothar Wieler assumes that Omikron has completely supplanted the Delta variant in a few days. Due to the mass of infections, one has to be prepared for the fact that the number of hospital admissions and deaths will increase again, warned Wieler. The head of the North Rhine General Practitioners Association, Oliver Funken, expects that the virus will now affect everyone. “The omicron variant will probably infect everyone,” Funken told our editorial team. The delay caused by a long quarantine would slow it down, but then the quarantines at the workplace would tear gaps relevant to care, especially since many courses are mild. It is therefore good that the federal and state governments have now agreed on new quarantine rules. Info Only 49 percent in NRW are boosted

vaccination 79 percent of NRW citizens have been vaccinated at least once. Only 49 percent are boosted and would not have to be in quarantine as a contact person.
incidence The seven-day incidence in NRW jumps to 442, and for 15 to 19 year olds to 913. Wuppertal has the highest value (705), Düsseldorf is 617. On Friday, the Federal Council approved the exceptional regulation for corona protection measures to. In NRW, the new rules should come into force shortly. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, the following then applies: The isolation for infected people and the quarantine for contact persons generally end after ten days. However, those affected can test themselves after seven days with a PCR test or a certified rapid antigen test from isolation and quarantine. Previously, 14 days were mandatory at Omikron.

Employees in clinics and homes:

These deadlines also apply to employees in clinics, nursing homes and integration assistance, although they must have a negative PCR test and be symptom-free for at least 48 hours if they want to resume work. Many groups are also exempt from quarantine: contact persons who have been boosted no longer have to be in quarantine at all. This also applies to citizens who have had one or two vaccinations and one infection, in which case the order is irrelevant. The exemption from quarantine also applies to people who have just been vaccinated or have recently recovered – specifically: for citizens whose second vaccination or infection was not more than three months ago. The quarantine exemption applies to citizens who have been vaccinated with Johnson&Johnson’s vaccine only if they have also been vaccinated twice, the ministry said. The exceptions are intended to increase the incentive to get boosters. At the same time, it should be prevented that staff shortages paralyze critical areas of the economy.

For schoolchildren and daycare children who are contact persons, the quarantine can be ended after five days with a PCR or rapid test. If children are infected, they can end the isolation after seven days with a negative test. The head of general practitioners assumes that the test volume will increase rapidly: “There is no telling what is in store for us and the laboratories. The bottlenecks are the laboratories,” said Funken. So far, results have been given within 36 hours. Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) arranged for priority evaluation of PCR tests by healthcare workers. He called it a special problem in Germany that so many older people were not immunized. In NRW only 73 percent of the over 60-year-olds have been boosted. The country received tailwind from the Higher Administrative Court of Münster: This declared the mask requirement and the 3G rule for outdoor gatherings to be legal.



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