Variant 'Omicron': Centre on Alert, States issue new Guidelines for International travellers, Check!
After the new cases of Corona's new variant 'Omicron' being found in countries around the world and the concerns expressed by the Center, the state govts have started taking precautionary measures.
New Delhi: After the new cases of Corona's new variant 'Omicron' being found in countries around the world and the concerns expressed by the Center, the state governments have started taking precautionary measures. In this list, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala have tightened the rules for International travellers. RT-PCR test has been made mandatory for these passengers on entry into the state.
Omicron Variant of coronavirus:
Along with this, states like Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, the capital of the country, have asked the administrative officers to adopt a strict attitude in this regard. Karnataka has already issued new strict guidelines after the covid explosion in SDM College, Karnataka.
Guidelines in Karnataka:
The Karnataka government has taken precautionary measures in the state amid concerns about rising corona cases and new strain 'Omicron'. Screening of international passengers has been intensified at airports. The circular states that international travelers coming from South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong will have to undergo a Kovid test and those found positive will have to stay in institutional quarantine for 10 days. All passengers entering the state from these countries in the last 15 days will have to undergo RT-PCR test.
According to the guidelines of the state government, all international passengers coming to Maharashtra are required to follow the rules set by the Government of India. Travelers are also allowed to travel in the state who have got two doses of the vaccine, or the RT-PCR test has been done within 72 hours. Fines will also be imposed for non-compliance of the rules.
The Gujarat government has asked for strict monitoring of the passengers who have returned from traveling to the countries included in the ongoing monitoring list of the Centre. RT-PCR test has been made mandatory at the airport. At the same time, every passenger coming from South Africa will be quarantined.
Madhya Pradesh government on alert
At the same time, the Health Minister of Madhya Pradesh Government Vishwas Sarang has said that there is nothing to worry about at the moment. No case has been found for the new variant yet. We are closely monitoring the situation. Everyone has been alerted.
Meeting of LG in Delhi:
After the concern expressed by the Center on the new variant, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting with senior officials. Hospitals have also been asked to be prepared for emergency situations.
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