Mangaluru: Asymptomatic passengers from foreign nations exempted from institutional quarantine


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 10: Henceforth, people arriving into Karnataka from abroad need not undergo institutional quarantine if they do not display any symptoms of coronavirus infection. The state government has modified the guidelines relating to people coming here from foreign destinations. They however, will be required to be in home quarantine for 14 days.

In the past, people returning from abroad were required to undergo seven days institutional quarantine followed by seven days of home quarantine if they tested negative for coronavirus during the institutional quarantine.


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Henceforth, in case of people arriving from foreign destinations who display corona symptoms like fever, cold, cough etc, they will be subjected to Rapid Antigen Test. If the result is positive, they have to be admitted into hospital or be isolated at home. If the report is negative, they would be required to be in compulsory home quarantine for 14 days. If home quarantine is not possible because of various reasons, they would be needed to be in institutional quarantine.

People on short visits will have to provide corona-negative reports. At the same time, all the passengers need to register themselves in the Yatri Karnataka online portal.

In the past, people coming into Dakshina Kannada district from foreign countries had to be under institutional quarantine for seven days without exception. Likewise, In case of children aged below 10 and people above 60 years of age, pregnant women and those suffering from different ailments were tested the very next day of subjecting them to institutional quarantine (lodge) by collecting their throat swabs. If the result is negative, they were sent for 14 days home quarantine.

 

 

 

  

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Any time this will turn "U " as some of the hotel are owned by ................ party

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  • shuba, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    We welcome this decision. Whether international or national travellers all should be treated equally as the virus is the same and has same effects. It is upto the travellers to strictly follow the quarantine rules and do not make others face the problem.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    It looks like their target has been reached....!!!!!?????

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Think so sir Charles. If there is home quarantine, who can watch over those asymptomatic? Main cause of spreading infection from asymptomatic patients only.. Again, good chance of rising infection and second target will reach more than the expected period. Other day, I saw in whatsapp, why beggars, road side dwellers not getting corona? No sanitising/no masks/ sleep anywhere/eat anything and from anyone/get wet without proper shelter/cant maintain cleanliness/no hospitals... not medicine. Points to ponder over... May god bless them always.

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Right decision as WHO (World Health Organization) just released their facts, based on their case study in their report today; "Asymptomatic Individuals do not spread Corona Virus. WHO Video is available on youtube. Looks like all extreme cautioning exercised from last eight months went in to drain. Life will be close to be normal in near future. Thanks WHO...

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Watsapp university? That is a hoax

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