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Vaccinated medical workers permitted to treat COVID-19 patients after exposure

  • August 14, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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Saturday’s Yomiuri and Asahi said the Health Ministry has decided to allow doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to treat coronavirus patients even after they have been in close contact with virus carriers as long as they have received two doses of vaccine and test negative in daily PCR tests. The ministry decided to ease the current regulation in view of the fact that some healthcare providers were barred from reporting to work after having been in close contact with family members who tested positive for the virus during the ongoing fifth wave. As a result, some hospitals were forced to stop providing coronavirus treatment due to a shortage of employees despite a surge in patients.

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