Estonia reduces self-isolation time for unvaccinated people

The government of Estonia has opted for a shorter self-isolation period for people not vaccinated against Covid-19 and infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2. Thus far the self-isolation period was ten days long, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
Estonian prime minister Kaja Kallas stated on Thursday, January 6, that the self-isolation period for unvaccinated people would be cut from ten days to seven. On Wednesday, January 5, Estonian Minister of Health and Labour Tanel Kiik noted that the current ten-day requirement for self-isolation was unreasonable.
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Meanwhile, Estonian Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab cautioned about the potential shortage of workers as the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 spreads in the country. According to Aab, a large number of self-isolated people might lead to «an issue of just not having enough employees in certain sectors, companies, social care and healthcare».