In an interview with Health Minister Chris Fearne by Times of Malta, it was revealed that fully vaccinated people who come into contact with COVID-19 positive individuals could be subject to a less than 14-day quarantine. The plan, which is still being worked out by health authorities, could see fully vaccinated people exiting self-isolation after just five days and a negative PCR test result. This was first implemented during a pilot study with Mater Dei Hospital frontlines, but the structure could soon be brought into the public for use.
This follows after the Malta Chamber motioned to ease quarantine rules for fully vaccinated individuals, with chamber president Marisa Xuereb stating that if the vaccines truly break chain of contagion, measures should be eased and made more pragmatic. The Deputy Prime Minister stated that the rules could be eased if the number of COVID-19 patients receiving hospital treatment remains low, and that the public should be informed by the end of the month if this is to be implemented.
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