Finland refuses to quarantine coronavirus

Several health districts in Finland, including the country’s largest metropolitan area, have recommended that quarantine be lifted for those sick with coronavirus, according to press releases from the organizations.
“Isolation decisions under the Communicable Diseases Act as a primary control measure for coronavirus disease will be lifted. Isolation imposed by the Communicable Disease Control Authority has lost its effectiveness,” the HUS Metropolitan Health District said in a release.
The quarantine waiver is also justified by the contagiousness of the omicron strain: this variant of the coronavirus leads to a large number of infections even before the first symptoms appear. Because of delays in testing and tracking infection chains, the epidemiological basis for quarantine no longer exists.
The new regulations are being implemented in the following health districts: Helsinki and Uusimaa HUS, Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, North Pohjanmaa, North Savo and Turku.