In what we hope will be a trend, South Africa has ended isolation and quarantine as the Omicron wave subsides with steeply lower severity than previous waves.
The new policies include:
- All contact tracing be stopped with immediate effect except in congregate settings and cluster outbreak situations.
- All contacts must only be tested if they develop symptoms.
- All quarantine is to be stopped with immediate effect.
- Asymptomatic Individuals: No isolation period required.