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Dear all,

Please tell me which of the following sentences is correct. If all are incorrect, please correct them.

1) According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to be tested 10 days after testing positive.

2) According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to be tested 10 days after tested positive.

3) According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to test 10 days after testing positive.

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cat navy 4251) According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to be tested 10 days after testing positive.

This is grammatically correct English, but the meaning is unclear to me, or it is unclear to me why one would want to say this. You test positive, let's say on May 1. Then, on the day of May 11, you don't need to be tested. Why? Why stipulate this? Do you need to be tested on May 10 and May 12? In fact, I suspect that you may mean something else, but I can't quite figure out what it is.

cat navy 4252) According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to be tested 10 days after you tested positive.

As amended, but it suffers from the same issue as (1).

cat navy 4253) According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to test 10 days after testing positive.

I suppose it can be understood that "test" means "test oneself", or even "get tested", but I do not recommend (3).

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cat navy 425you don't need to be tested

You might need "you no longer need to be tested again" to address the flaw that GPY pointed out. I think you're trying to say that the old protocol had that requirement, but the new protocol does not.

CJ

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CalifJimYou might need "you no longer need to be tested again" to address the flaw that GPY pointed out. I think you're trying to say that the old protocol had that requirement, but the new protocol does not.

Somehow I can't understand what is trying to be said here. After you test positive, you may (?) need to keep having tests for ten days, but then after ten days you no longer need to have tests, irrespective of previous results? Is that it?

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cat navy can confirm or deny, but here's my take on it.

According to the new Covid protocol, you don't need to be tested [again] 10 days after testing positive, [as used to be the case].


In the old protocol, if you tested positive for Covid, you had to self-quarantine for 10 days, and then be re-tested to be sure you had become negative, i.e., that the virus had done whatever it was going to do, and then had become undetectable.

In the new protocol, you do all the same things, but the re-test after 10 days of self-quarantine is not required.

(I can't vouch for the logic of it, because it doesn't make complete sense to me either, but I think that's what it says.)

CJ

Thanks a lot for your reply. Sir, according to the old Covid protocol of Kerala government, we had to re-test 10 days after testing positive to make sure that our test result be negative. But according to the new Covid protocol, we no longer need to be tested again after 10 days. We just stay home for 17 days after testing positive. Only then you can leave your house.
Thanks a lot, CJ Sir. Your assumption is 100% correct.
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Yes Sir. Thanks a lot.
CJ Sir, Your assumption is 100% correct. Thanks a lot.
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