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U.S. CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days: federal spokesperson - Metro US

U.S. CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days: federal spokesperson

Members of the New York State National Guard direct people for free COVID-19 tests at a drive-through testing site in Staten Island

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon shorten the length of self-quarantine recommended after potential exposure to the coronavirus to 10 days, or 7 days with a negative test, a federal spokesperson said on Tuesday.

CDC currently recommends a 14-day quarantine in order to curb the transmission of the virus.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

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