January 26, 2022

contact cases must be isolated even vaccinated

These people will have to be placed in quarantine, announces the Ministry of Health.

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Contact cases of people who test positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will have to be isolated even if they are vaccinated, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday (November 27th).

“Any person at risk of contact with a possible or confirmed case of the B1.1.529 variant, regardless of their vaccination status, should be considered as ‘high risk contact’ and should therefore be placed in quarantine”, according to the text sent to health establishments and professionals.

Caregivers are encouraged to offer PCR testing rather than antigenic testing for anyone who has stayed within the last 14 days in countries at risk for the Omicron variant (i.e. South Africa, Botswana , Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, or Zimbabwe) or having been in contact with a person in this situation.

From November 28, anyone wishing to travel from Mayotte or Reunion, elsewhere in France, must be provided with a result of a negative screening test or examination carried out less than 48 hours before the trip.

Currently in France, where no confirmed case of this variant has yet been announced, if a person is in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, he must only isolate himself for seven days if he is not vaccinated or if her vaccination schedule is incomplete and / or she is immunocompromised, according to Health Insurance.