UK eases isolation protocol for COVID-19 contacts
Head of the United States COVID-19 vaccine programme, Moncef Slaoui says the first sets of Americans could be vaccinated on December 11, 2020.
CNN quoted Slaoui as saying on Sunday that with the date in sight, “Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunisation sites within 24 hours from the approval.”
“So, I expect maybe on day two after approval on the 11th or the 12th of December,” he said in the CNN interview.
Meanwhile, the UK government will announce on Monday that self-isolation will no longer be required for those who have come into contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Telegraph reported that contacts of those who test positive will be asked to undergo daily tests for seven days, and will be allowed to go about their business in the meantime.
The newspaper said Cabinet Ministers are of the opinion that the current system of requiring people to stay at home for 14 days will be dismantled nationwide in January, if the pilot schemes succeed. – The Guardian