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Omicron scare: 7-day institutional quarantine for those arriving Maharashtra from at risk' countries

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Mumbai, Nov 30: Amid concerns caused by Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Maharashtra State Disaster Management Authority said on Tuesday night that travelers arriving in the state from at-risk' countries will have to undergo mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine.

    Omicron alert: 6 travellers from 'at-risk' nations test Covid positive in Maharashtra |Oneindia News
    Omicron scare: 7-day institutional quarantine for those arriving Maharashtra from at risk countries

    The list of at risk' countries is announced by the Union government.

    According to an updated list, the countries designated as "at-risk" are the European countries, the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel. Such passengers will also undergo RT-PCR test on second, fourth and seventh day of the arrival, the authority said in its latest guidelines.

    Omicron threat: Maharashtra reports 6 COVID cases in passengers from South AfricaOmicron threat: Maharashtra reports 6 COVID cases in passengers from South Africa

    If a passenger is found to be positive, he or she will be shifted to a hospital. In case the test is negative, the passenger will still have to undergo seven-day home quarantine.

    Passengers from other than at-risk countries will have to undergo compulsory RT-PCR test at the airport. Even if found negative, they will have to undergo 14 days' home quarantine. If found positive the patient will be shifted to a hospital, the guidelines added.

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