Bhubaneswar: The Odisha authorities has made 14-day residence quarantine obligatory for individuals with journey historical past of the UK (UK) upon arrival on the airports of the state.
Passengers with journey historical past of UK and transiting by way of the airports within the UK and returning to Odisha can be suggested to stay in obligatory 14 days residence quarantine with self-monitoring and periodic monitoring by the Speedy Response Crew, stated the well being division.
The state authorities took the choice because the mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus has been spreading quick within the UK.
The state authorities has directed the authorities to implement the SOP issued by Ministry of Well being & Household Welfare in view of the mutated variant of coronavirus detected within the UK.
The passengers can be required to replenish the Self Declaration Kind upon arrival on the two airports of the state, stated Further Chief Secretary (Well being) PK Mohapatra in a letter.
The letter has been written to the district collectors, CDMOs, Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda airports and Bhubaneswar Municipal Company.
It requested the authorities to mandatorily display the individuals with journey historical past of the UK and take mandatory comply with up motion to forestall the unfold of the brand new variant of SARS-CoV-2 within the state.
“If any such individual is discovered symptomatic throughout the quarantine interval, RT-PCR check can be carried out. If he/she is examined constructive, he/she can be remoted in an institutional isolation facility and suggested for therapy as per the protocol,” the letter learn.
Even when an individual with journey historical past of the UK is examined adverse, he/she can be suggested to finish the 14 days residence quarantine interval, stated Mohapatra.