England to cut travel quarantines to 5 days with tests


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As I understand it, five days is the median time for the incubation of the virus, while the range for incubation is up to 14 days. Hence the usual requirement for a 14-day quarantine.

So on what medical authority is this new English requirement being introduced? Especially since it's for travellers "from regions not on Britain's coronavirus safe list" and doesn't apply to arrivals from the rest of the hard-hit UK?

Sounds pretty half-baked to me. And saying that "the change will bring the rules governing quarantines in England more in line with other European countries, including Germany" hardly inspires confidence either.

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Will they fix the leaking roof in terminal 2 at LHR?

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That defeats the whole purpose of quarantine except for supporting the hotel industry for 5 days

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Please tell the virus not to be infectious for 2-14 days after contact and change to 5 days.

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What part about cutting quarantine time if you test negative do some posters here fail to understand?

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The government has been a real pickle of a mess since the outbreak.

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