Maharashtra govt imposed an 11 PM to 6 AM night curfew till January 5 in Mumbai and other cities from today . govt also announced new quarantine rules for arrivals from the Europe and Middle East.
Passengers from European or Middle East nations will be sent to 14-day institutional quarantine, and all others must home-isolate for a similar period, the state government said Monday evening.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner told newsmantra that around 1,000 people are expected to arrive in five flights landing till midnight December 22, when the centre’s ban on incoming flights from the UK takes effect.
Meanwhile, during the period of the night curfew, essential services, like supply of vegetables and milk, will remain unaffected. However, no more than five people can assemble at a given place in this time.
In a statement chief minister Uddhav Thakrey said it has also been decided to put in institutional quarantine for 14 days those who arrive at the state’s airports from European and West Asian countries.
Passengers coming to Maharashtra, the state worst-hit by COVID-19, from other countries will be home quarantined, it added.
“As a precaution, Maharashtra government has imposed night curfew till January 5, 2021. After that, a review meeting will be called and further decisions will be taken,” Thackeray said.
“The fliers will undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine. The RT PCR test will be done on the fifth or seventh day of their quarantine period. After completing the quarantine period, they will be allowed to go home. In case the new virus strain is detected in a flyer, she/she hospitalised for treatment,” said Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
Thackeray said he would call the meeting of municipal commissioners and district collectors to implement the night curfew properly and ensure that the new Covid-19 virus strain is kept under control in the state.