Corona isolation obligation expires in Saxony-Anhalt
Created: 01/12/2023 17:54
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Anyone who becomes infected with the corona virus will soon no longer have to isolate themselves in Saxony-Anhalt.
The obligation to isolate will be lifted in Saxony-Anhalt at the end of January.
The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.
The corresponding decree on the procedure by the health authorities in the case of isolation orders for corona infections will be issued after the end of May 31.
Magdeburg - January 2023 not extended again.
“We have a good vaccination rate and basic immunity in the population.
With a view to the current infection situation, I think the end of the obligation to isolate is justifiable," said Health Minister Petra Grimm-Benne (SPD).
In addition, Saxony-Anhalt will remain in line with other federal states, which would also allow the obligation to isolate to expire in the coming weeks.
Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein had lifted the isolation requirement for corona infected people in November.
Thuringia wants to lift it on February 3rd.
In Lower Saxony and Bremen, it should also be lifted from February 1st.
Grimm-Benne nevertheless appealed that people with symptoms should test themselves and stay at home if they were ill in order to reduce contacts.
According to the Ministry of Health, the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infected people and contact persons currently apply in Saxony-Anhalt.
This means that in the event of corona disease, there is an obligation to isolate for five days.
The counties and urban districts have taken the regulations for infected people and contact persons into account in their corresponding general decrees.
In December, the mask requirement in buses and trains in local transport was no longer required in Saxony-Anhalt.
Mouth and nose protection must continue to be worn in long-distance public transport, which is regulated by the Federal Infection Protection Act.
It also mandates that FFP2 masks must be worn in clinics, nursing homes, doctor's offices and other healthcare facilities.