Pregnant women, cancer patients will not undergo mandatory administrative quarantine in JK

Government has made exempted categories that will not go undergo administrative quarantine

Exempted categories to undergo home quarantine instead 

Srinagar: The Government has announced that all passengers/returnees coming to Jammu and Kashmir, whether by road, rail or air will have to compulsorily undergo a COVID-19 test following which they will be put under administrative quarantine for 14 days.

The negative cases will then be sent to Home Quarantine and the positive ones will be taken to a COVID hospital for treatment and recovery.

However, certain categories of incoming passengers are exempted from mandatory administrative quarantine of 14 days. They would be sampled on arrival for RTPCR testing and sent to home quarantine for 14 days. If the test results are positive, they will be brought to a COVID hospital for recovery and treatment.

The exempted categories include:

a) pregnant women in last trimester with Doctor’s certificate of pregnancy,

b) Cancer patients on chemotherapy, chronically ill patients discharged from a hospital after a surgical procedure,

c) dialysis patients with Doctor’s certificate of being on dialysis,

d) mothers with infants below 1 year

e) children below the age of 10 years travelling alone without a family member,

f) Government of India personnel on bonafide Government duty,

g) passengers travelling with an RTPCR test negative certificate from an ICMR approved laboratory/testing facility, not older than two days(48 hours) before the arrival date.

h) Armed Forces and CAPF personnel returning to join their duties in the UT are also exempted from testing and are sent to their respective battalions/units after their arrival.

Travellers from a Red district to an Orange district within the UT of Jammu and Kashmir will also have to compulsorily undergo a COVID-19 test following which they will be under administrative quarantine, for 14 days.

If tested negative, they will go to Home Quarantine and if tested positive, sent to a COVID hospital for recovery and treatment.

155 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported today in J&K of which 99 cases are from Jammu division and 56 are from Kashmir division. Three Covid-19 deaths were also reported in the UT, one being from Jammu and two from Kashmir.


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