Karnataka says 7-day institutional quarantine for those flying from 7 states

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Karnataka says 7-day institutional quarantine for those flying from 7 states


The high-risk states include Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, as well as Delhi.

All passengers travelling via domestic flights from Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to Karnataka will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for one week. The Karnataka government on Friday issued a fresh standard operating procedure for inter-state travellers, which mandates the same.

“Returnees from high-prevalence states coming via road, rail or air should be kept in institutional quarantine for a period of 7 days. The swab samples of these persons will be taken from the fifth to seventh day,” the SOP states.

If the test results come back negative, then these persons can return home and will have to be in home quarantine for the next seven days.

These rules, however, do not apply to children below the age of 10 years, pregnant women, senior citizens who are aged 80 years and above and the terminally

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