Mangaluru: District administration readies 18 lodges, six hostels to quarantine NRIs

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 10: The Dakshina Kannada district administration has made all arrangments to quarantine NRIs coming from various countries to the district.

People from the district who are living and working abroad will start arriving in their hometown from May 12. They will be kept under quarantine in private hotels and hostels, according to the information given by the district administration.

Sources said that the administration has reseved 18 hotels/lodges and six hostels for this purpose. It is also learnt that the hotel owners' association and lodge owners' association have extended their cooperation to the district administration.

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On the first flight that will arrive on May 12, 170 people will arrive in the city. However, there is no information as to how many of these are from Dakshina Kannada district and how many belong to other districts or state. Only people belonging to Dakshina Kannada district will be quarantined here in the district. People belonging to Udupi, Kasargod and Uttara Kannada districts will be sent to their respective districts. In the present scenario arrangements are made for keeping people under quarantine for 14 days.

Sources close to the district administration also confirmed that NRIs arriving by flight will be given the option of getting quarantined either in hotels or hostels. Those who opt to stay in hotels can order their food if they do not want the food provided by the district administration.



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  • Armando, urwa

    Mon, May 11 2020

    What about health of hotels staff like cooks, garderners, delivery man, room boy etc. Are the health administration sure that these hotel employees are free from corona virus and they will not get infected outside during the course of quarantine for first batch.
    Are Hotel employees above normal people that they will not get infected like so many people got infected.
    Instead of home quarantine healthy NRI will be subjected to corona infection just like cruise ship passenger's.

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    Sun, May 10 2020

    NRI's are not Animals. Please treat them with love & respect. So far they earned you lot of foreign currency. Now when problems started treat them nicely.

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    Sun, May 10 2020

    Also, pl note... NRI's are not fallen from Heaven.... They r normal Indians and vwill be treated on par...they have gone abroad only for a better life., the Dollars they send home are for their own use.... They r not people who have gone abroad on National Defence Or Humanitarian duty....

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, May 11 2020

    I can feel burning smell.

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  • Rahul, BAJPE

    Sun, May 10 2020

    AS the expenses are paid by occupants , please keep the place hygine,.
    Please accomodate , the passengers as per their convenience.

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  • Viraj Holamoge, Udupi-Oman

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Very good move and efforts by MEA and Govt.of India. It will be helpful for people from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts if the name of Hotel and tariff is known in order to come prepared for it.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Mangalore is in danger from next week if not properly handled.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Administration should disclose the pricelist too if it's paid quarantine facilities.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Hope and sincerely pray, that the rush of our countrymen, returning from chronic hotspots of Covid19 pandemic regions, are quarantined, fully tested, confirmed 100% that they are free of any contamination n then released back to their families...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Keep Mangalore Safe & Secure ...

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Don't worry Sir. Only Indian Nationality coming to their mother land. These people sacrificed their life staying without their family's just to take care of their family's. There are more than 1 crore NRI Indians are feeding their family's in India. Our Coastel Tulunadu prospered only because of NRIs.

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  • Lanslara, nakre karkala

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Sandesh, Mangalore well said ... same thought from this end

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    There are a number of muti-storied paying guest accomodations in Kodialghuttu east which are empty for a long time,if they are utilized , monitoring would be easy and all guests can be kept together for the quarantine period., creating new containment zones can be avoided (except one).

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Monty Dotor,

    Are the owners ready to lease those accommodations to the District Administration at the same / lower price as given by these associations?

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Kamathmaam, IMHO, as per pandemic act administration has right to occupy, by giving notice, any vacant buildings, lodges, hotels, etc, but no idea of how rates are fixed & whether they are going to bear charges of refurbishing the same after public use???

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, May 10 2020

    But Govt should collect cost of all these from them. We should not use tax payers money. Once situation improves in Gulf, they again go there.

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  • Rocky, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    So what problem you have if they earn ther you will collect more tax hea coz they earn ther n they send money hea to ther home they spend money hea then it becomes tax also Mr. Raju

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Sun, May 10 2020

    As far as i know main source of income for Government is the income tax collected on income.

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  • Rohit Shenoy, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    You should learn more n understand, what is GST? What is exice tax? What is Tax on fuel? What is property registration Tax? Etc. Than you see what income tax collected by Govt. Income Tax is very Low when see all above taxes. Gulf returnees paying their Oneway ticket cost also higher than normal. Also they pay quarantine. So Govt making again money fm them.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    NRI's are only exempted from income tax. Profit from any investment in India by NRI is taxable.....
    GST is applicable to all including NRI's who spends money in India.......
    Interestingly agriculture income is not taxable in India...!!!

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, May 10 2020


    You are right, NRIs don't pay any Income -Tax, on the money they earned outside India in India...But a lowly paid Indian say Postman will pay Income tax on Income he earned in India.....But they pay indirect GST for Liqor, Petroleum Products, Cigarettes, Food, Shoes, Clothes, Bus tickets, Domestic air-tickets , match boxes, Cinama tickets and what not etc...

    Tax is a tax....if direct or indirect....Problem in India working class are forced to pay taxes, agriculturists are tax exempt, Businessmen and Industrialists CHEAT in paying taxes....this need to be changed if India has to prosper...


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  • Sun, manglore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    The The money they are sending to India is utilised in India only. Then they are also paying taxes indirectly. They are excluded from direct tax because they are adding Dollars to Indian Economy. Moreover they are also Indians and they are coming back at their own cost though most of them are Jobless.

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  • Pradeep, Mangalore

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Raju Bhai,

    I being a tax payer (in few lakhs per annum) have no problem using this money to either repatriate migrants or to get back our brothers and sisters from other states and other countries.

    Re Gulf or NRI's please note that they are main reason for billions of dollars flowing into India for decades and this is right time for us to show our gratitude to them.

    I hope you pay your taxes promptly

    Be sensible while commenting.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, May 10 2020

    Raju, Karkala
    Please learn some lessons on economics and the tax structure of India before post such comments.

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