Could the isolation period for COVID-positive cases be cut to five days? What are other countries doing? – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-19/covid-positive-isolation-period-cut-five-days-considered/100767236

…Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said he was watching what was going on overseas.

“Some are at seven [days isolation], some are at 10, some are still at 14,” he said.

“And both the CDC in Atlanta and the European equivalent in Stockholm admit there is no evidence behind [the decision to cut isolation periods].

“It is a decision of balance. It’s a decision about workforces and a trade-off with increased transmission in the community.”

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