A BRADFORD doctor says it is better to invest in clean air in indoor spaces rather than cut self-isolation times for people with Covid.

Dr Amir Khan was reacting to the government announcement that the amount of time people with Covid-19 in England have to spend in self-isolation is to be cut to five full days.

Healthy Secretary Sajid Javid told MPs in the House of Commons that UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data showed “that around two-thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious by the end of day five”.

Dr Amir says clean air in indoor spaces, including workplaces and schools, and offer the best masks to reduce risk is important.


Speaking on today's ITV's Lorraine, Dr Amir said: "My opinion is rather than trying to get people back into work by cutting isolation time, they should make workplaces and schools safer for people, so they are not catching the virus in the first place.

"Ventilation, air filtration, massive investment in clean air in indoor spaces.

"Plus recommending then right types of mask. This would really reduce risk of infection. That's a much better place to focus and get the workforce up and running rather than cutting isolation time and risking infections, particularly to vulnerable people."