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7-day institutional quarantine must for Karnataka returnees from six high-risk COVID-19 states

HUBBALLI TIMES NEWS DESK

The state government on Friday said all passengers entering Karnataka from six high-risk COVID-19 states will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for seven days.

The state government on Friday night said returnees from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh will be kept in institutional quarantine for seven days. “The swab samples of these travellers will be taken from the fifth to seventh day,” said the standard operating procedure (SOP).

If they test negative to COVID-19, then these persons can go home and will have to be in home quarantine for the next seven days.

According to the SOP issued by the state health department, returnees from other low prevalence states will be asked to follow 14 days of home quarantine.

These rules, however, do not apply to pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years, senior citizens who are aged 80 years and above and the terminally ill. One attendant, who is with any of these categories of persons mentioned above, will also be exempted from mandatory institutional quarantine.

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