June 19, 2024

 

Queensland policy forcing foreign arrivals to quarantine twice as long as COVID-19 patients a 'contradiction'

According to a prominent British public health expert, Queensland’s requirement that foreign newcomers be quarantined for twice as long as COVID-infected locals is a “contradiction” that fails to consider the “larger picture.” According to a leading British public health expert, Queensland’s COVID-19 policy is a “contradiction” that fails to consider the “larger picture.” The virus’s incubation period is likely to be much shorter, and the body’s time to infectiousness is likely to be much shorter as well.

The incubation period for Omicron is expected to be substantially shorter, and the virus’s presence in the body to the point of infectiousness is likely to be quite brief. ” The regulation, which mandates 14 days of isolation for international travelers but just seven days for Queenslanders with COVID-19, continues to enrage Australians attempting to return to their home state.

Queensland intends to eliminate the 14-day quarantine period for international visitors in the near future, but only once 90% of the state’s over-16s have been fully vaccinated. The quarantine period for COVID-19 patients and their close contacts was cut to seven days in Queensland last week. However, regardless of vaccination status, the state has maintained a requirement requiring international immigrants from anywhere other than New Zealand to be quarantined for 14 days at home or in a government-arranged hotel. Several Australians have written to nine.com.au to express their dissatisfaction with the situation.

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