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The Trump administration is considering shortening the recommended quarantine time for Covid-19

November 24, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: Admiral Brett Giroir, U.S. assistant secretary for health, wears a protective mask during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump administration officials are set to defend the federal government's response to the coronavirus crisis at the hearing hosted by a House panel calling for a national plan to contain the virus. (Photo by Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force is reviewing evidence about how long people need to quarantine to be safe and slow the spread of Covid-19, according to Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir.

(CNN)President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force is reviewing evidence about how long people need to quarantine to be safe and slow the spread of Covid-19, according to Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir.

Giroir said at a news conference Tuesday held by the US Department of Health and Human Services that there is starting to be a "preponderance of evidence" that a shorter quarantine, complemented by a test, may be enough to slow the spread of Covid-19, and that a 14-day quarantine may no longer be necessary.

"We are actively working on that type of guidance right now, reviewing the evidence, but we want to make absolutely sure," Giroir said.

A CDC spokesperson told CNN, "CDC is always reviewing its guidance and recommendations in the light of new understandings of the virus that causes COVID-19, and will announce such changes when appropriate. "

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