Carolina Darias, Spain's health minister. | Europa Press

Spain's health minister, Carolina Darias, has ruled out a shortening of Covid quarantine from seven to four or five days. For now, this would be “absolutely premature”, as there is still a high incidence.

Following a meeting of the Inter-Territorial Council of the National Health System (with regional health ministers), Darias said that only one minister had proposed the possibility of reducing the quarantine period.

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"We have to be very aware of the situation we are in," she stated. "In any event, there is a process of continuous review of the situation, but it is the case that we still have a high incidence." Quarantine will be maintained "so long as the technical people who advise do not propose something else. Until now, they have not done so."