Quarantine period should be cut in half, says Belgian expert
Thursday, 03 September 2020
The 14-day period of quarantine for people who have likely been in contact with the coronavirus is too long and should be cut in half, according to professor of microbiology at the University of Antwerp, Herman Goossens.
“I have heard that, in certain cities, police and fire brigades are in trouble because people have to remain in quarantine for a long time,” Goossens said on Radio 1. “This puts essential services in danger.”
According to him, this unnecessarily takes people out of societal life for a long period of time. “In education, too. If a pupil turns out to be infected, the whole class has to stay home immediately,” he added.