Mandatory 7-Day Home Quarantine For Passengers Arriving In Mumbai From…

Mandatory 7-Day Home Quarantine For Passengers Arriving In Mumbai From UAE

All international passengers arriving from the United Arab Emirates to Mumbai, who are residents, will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day home quarantine, the city’s civic body said today, as airports across the world see a enormous holiday rush despite fears over the Omicron variant. 

RT-PCR Covid tests, considered to be much more reliable than other tests, will be mandatory for these passengers, it has further been underlined. 

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Last week, the civic body had made these tests mandatory for passengers landing in the city from Dubai, which has now been extended to the complete UAE. 

Mumbai, India’s financial capital, is in addition again witnessing a spike in Covid situations. In the last 24 hours, the city logged 2,510 fresh infections –  an 82% jump over yesterday’s situations. Across the city, all public places keep shut on December 31 to check the spread of the virus amid New Year’s celebrations. 

“As the situations are rising rapidly, we urge everyone not to panic. However, we all must exercise extreme caution and ensure that we are vaccinated and masked up,” Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray said today. 

Earlier in the day, the state’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope had warned about fresh restrictions. 

“It is worrying to see the number of active situations increasing in the State. Mumbai’s positivity rate is at 4 per cent. If this goes above 5 per cent, then we will have to think about imposing restrictions,” he told reporters. 

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