(Reuters) – The UK government is considering how long to quarantine those exposed to COVID-19, Northern Irish Minister Brandon Lewis told Sky News on Sunday, commenting on reports that the 14-day self-isolation period could be shortened .
As in many other European countries, there has been an increase in infections in the UK. According to a Reuters balance sheet, 884,457 coronavirus cases have been reported so far, with 44,795 deaths.
The government has ordered those in England found to be exposed to the virus to stay home for 14 days or face fines of up to £ 10,000 ($ 13,043).
“The teams are looking into what we can do during these periods of isolation. This is scientifically controlled, ”Lewis said when asked about reports that the period could be shortened to 10 or seven days.
“We’re not ready to make a final decision or announcement yet, but we want to make sure we keep up with science and allow people to live and work as well as possible within this virus again. ”
Lewis denied a report in the Sunday Times that some city workers and company bosses could be exempted from the quarantine period. He said any change in the rules would apply to everyone.
Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru and William James in London; Adaptation by Frances Kerry and Catherine Evans
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