Coronavirus: 14-day quarantine for people travelling to J&K by trains, flights

SRINAGAR: The Government on Saturday issued guidelines for screening and institutional quarantine of passengers coming from outside the Jammu and Kashmir by all modes of transport, including air, train to mitigate the possibility of spread of COVID-19.

To curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Jammu and Kashmir, authorities will keep all the passengers coming to the UT under institutional quarantine for 14 days and will be tested using RT-PCR.

“All passengers coming to J&K by air/rail will be kept in institutional quarantine for 14 days & tested for COVID 19 using  RTPCR test. If tested negative, they will be sent home, if positive sent to hospital.  This is the state protocol under the Disaster Mgt Act,” DIPR J&K tweeted.

As of now, J&K has reported 1489 cases, out of which  49 are Active Positive, 720 have recovered and 20 have died; 02 in Jammu division and 18 in Kashmir division.

According to government, till date 128517 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 32077 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 73 in Hospital Quarantine, 749 in hospital isolation and 25132 under home surveillance. Besides, 70466 persons have completed their surveillance period.

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