Quarantine norms differ across States
- Many States are simply following the Union Health Ministry’s guidelines for arriving air passengers, but Karnataka will require travellers boarding from such “high-risk States” as Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to undergo seven days of institutional quarantine on arrival in Bengaluru.
- Karnataka official said. If they test negative, they will be asked to follow seven days of home quarantine. But exemptions have been given to pregnant women, children below 10 and others.
- Asymptomatic passengers arriving from other States will be asked to follow 14 days of home quarantine.
- Gujarat will not require quarantine for asymptomatic passengers. “We are following the government of India’s protocols for domestic travellers departing from or arriving at airports in Gujarat,” Secretary (Civil Aviation) Mamta Verma said.
- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had urged the Centre to defer incoming flights, both departure and arrivals will resume from Monday. It is mandatory for all passengers flying into the State to register their details online after booking the ticket and apply for and obtain a T.N. ePASS on https://TNepass.tnega.org
COVID-19 cases: India now in top 10
- India on Sunday reported the highest single day spike so far of 7,097 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 1,38,482, according to reports from the State Health Departments
- Data from Johns Hopkins University show that the total number of cases in India has surpassed that of Iran (with 1,35,701 confirmed infections). India now has the 10th highest number of confirmed cases worldwide.
- The Union Health Ministry said the recovery rate in the country stood at 41.28%.
- “The testing capacity has been ramped up in both, and as on date, around 1,50,000 tests can be conducted every day,” said the Ministry release.