Passengers Coming From Six States With Highest COVID Tally To Undergo Institutional Quarantine, Says DGP

Mumbai: Two days before resuming domestic air travel, Karnataka’s Director General of Police (DGP) said on Saturday that passengers coming from the six states with the highest COVID-19 tally would undergo a seven-day “institutional quarantine”.

“Incoming domestic flight passengers from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi & Madhya Pradesh will undergo 7-day institutional Quarantine followed by home quarantine,” tweeted DGP Praveen Sood.

Though passengers entering Karnataka from neighboring states will not be allowed to travel internationally, the DGP said.

“Passengers entering Karnataka from neighboring states to catch international flight won’t have to worry about quarantine as they head straight to the Airport,” the tweet read.

According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of 44,582 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (14,753), Gujarat (13,268), Delhi (12,319) and Rajasthan (6,494).

With 1,743 confirmed cases, the state government has released a revised laboratory testing protocol for coronavirus on 21 May.

Under the amended guidelines, all patients of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI), ILI (influenza-like illness) from containment and buffer zones, and all elderly people (above 60 years) with ILI symptoms would be tested immediately.

There have been 41 fatalities in the state so far.

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