Travellers from any country arriving India, who tested Covid positive, will not compulsorily be at an isolation centre from today itself, but they should quarantine themselves at home following necessary rules and regulations. According to the guidelines for international arrivals proposed on Thursday, the government officials said that foreign arrivals who test positive, will still have to be in home quarantine for a week even if they test negative after it, and they should go for RT-PCR test on the 8th day of their arrival.
Covid-19 isolation rules changed for travellers arriving India
The revised guidelines are determining that the rule for travellers arriving from any country should stay at home isolation, if they tested positive, in lieu of staying at respective isolation centres. And, this step has been into implementation from today. The government said, if passengers found to be symptomatic during screening, they will be isolated on the spot and admitted to a medical facility. If they tested positive, their contacts shall be identified and managed as per the protocols.
India recorded 3,37,704 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In addition with these cases, the total cases in India are 21,13,365. And the death toll stands at 488 just within the last 24 hours. While, Omicron cases have reached to 10,050 across India.
However, the country is facing more new cases than recuperations per a day. The active cases are at 5.43%. The recovery rate stands at 93.31%, which is better than the recovery rate during the second wave.