New Quarantine Guidelines For Passengers Travelling From UK, Europe, South Africa, Middle East- Hence Earlier BMC guidelines on 14-days mandatory quarantine, suggested symptomatic passengers from UK to be sent to hospital for further checkup. Mumbai Authorities have decided mandatory quarantine for the passengers traveling from UK, Europe, South Africa, Middle East. RT-PCR tests to be conducted only on the seventh day of quarantine.
Asymptomatic and passengers with negative COVID test will be sent to their homes, however passengers with Positive test will be sent to hospital for further checkup and treatment. Passengers will stamped with home quarantine and will have to submit undertaking that they will abide by guidelines.
If a returnee from the UK tests positive, that person will be shifted to Seven Hills Hospital. The GT Hospital has been allotted for Covid-19 positive returnees from other countries. Institutional quarantine guidelines are exempted for officials working in foreign embassy and Counsel General Office. Officials working in the embassy applying for exemption will have to adhere to guidelines under the Vande Bharat Mission.
The Maharashtra government has also imposed a seven-hour night curfew in cities across Maharashtra from December 22 for the next 15 days as a precautionary measure.
The new mutant strain of coronavirus found in the UK has forced Boris Johnson to announce another lockdown before Christmas. Several countries have imposed restrictions on flights from the UK and other European countries and South Africa.
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