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Massive Change To Covid Isolation Rules Set To Hit NSW And Victoria

It looks like the isolation rules for household contacts of COVID-positive people are expected to be scrapped by this weekend in New South Wales and Victoria.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the isolation requirements are coming to an end after Senior members of NSW’s COVID and Economic Recovery Committee met to discuss changing the rules on Tuesday evening.

This drastic move comes after Coronavirus infections dropped from roughly 20,000 daily cases in the week ending April 5 to fewer than 14,000 in the past week.

Under the current rules, people who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 case are required to isolate for at least seven days, unless they have had the virus themselves within the previous 12 weeks or already had to isolate within the past fortnight.

The proposed change to Covid isolation rules would mean that people living with others who have tested positive for the virus could no longer need to isolate themselves at home for seven days.

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