For those who do test positive, they'll spend less time in isolation. According to a memo from the Deputy Director of Health Services, there's been a reduction in isolation time from 14 to 10 days for the general public and from 10 to 7 days for essential workers, starting from the time the patient tested positive. Those essential workers are the ones listed in the SI.

This is applicable, though, only for those who are asymptomatic, have at least three days without a fever or use of anti-pyrexial medication, or their other symptoms - such as cough, muscular pain, fatigue or headache - have improved.

A person who has tested positive and has moderate to severe symptoms may need extended isolation time, if their medical practitioner sees fit.

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