File: An isolation room for people screened who test positive for COVID-19 symptoms. AFP/Luca Sola
JOHANNESBURG - The department of Health is recalling its circular on revised contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation protocols.
Released last week the circular put an end to all contact tracing unless symptoms developed.
It also did away with quarantine for contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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The department defended the circular saying it was science-based and pointing out that most people had been vaccinated with at least one dose and had developed some immunity.
A new circular will be re-issued once all additional inputs and comments have been considered.