The French government wants to reduce the recommended 14 days of quarantine for people who test positive for Covid-19.
Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, said that two weeks were
“probably too long”; asked the government’s scientific advisory committee to review the official advice. It has been suggested that a quarantine of five to seven days might be sufficient.
This recommendation is for people with Covid-19
, as well as those who have been in contact with confirmed cases, to self-isolate for two weeks. The authorities do not have the power to enforce the recommendation, although it is enforced by most businesses and schools.
Antoine Flahault, director of the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, said: “The latest data shows that most infections are occurring [in others] in