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Karnataka Government Guideline: Made Home Quarantine Mandatory for Visitors From China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand!!

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Before arriving in the country, passengers from these countries are required to present the results of their RT-PCR tests to the central government before they are allowed to leave the airport.

On Saturday, the government of Karnataka passed a law that makes home quarantine essential for anyone who has recently travelled from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, or Thailand. Before arriving in the country, passengers from these countries are required to present the results of their RT-PCR tests to the central government before they are allowed to leave the airport.

“Asymptomatic passengers shall leave the airport and self-monitor their health for Covid symptoms and comply with Covid appropriate behaviour (CAB) like wearing face masks, social distancing, practise respiratory and hand hygiene, etc. and strictly remaining under home quarantine for the next seven days,” the state health department emphasised in revised guidelines that were released on Saturday. “Asymptomatic passengers shall leave the airport and self-monitor their health for Covid symptoms.”

Those passengers from high-risk nations who exhibit symptoms similar to those of COVID will be quarantined in specially designated medical institutions in order to get clinical therapy. During the home quarantine, the government instructed the passengers to notify the local surveillance health team if they developed symptoms such as fever, cough, cold, body ache, headache, loss of taste and smell, diarrhoea, or difficulty breathing. This instruction was given in accordance with the previous directive.

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar announced last week that 12 international passengers tested positive for Covid at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport in December (KIA). According to the minister, samples from all positive cases were sent for genome sequencing to track and identify the variants.

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The Karnataka government has already made masks required in the state’s schools, colleges, malls, restaurants, pubs, and movie theatres. The health minister previously stated that there is no need to panic and that precautions must be taken as precautionary measures.

All of the guidelines were issued in response to an increase in Covid cases in various parts of the world, particularly China, which is said to be experiencing a massive spike. The surge is thought to be caused by BF.7, a subvariant of Omicron.

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