Mumbai issues new home quarantine rules amid Omicron threat

Mumbai issues new home quarantine rules amid Omicron threat

newsdesk |
December 4, 2021

From phone calls five times a day to physical visits, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a set of rules to ensure proper monitoring of travellers coming in from ‘at risk’ countries and under home quarantine amid the Omicron threat.

New Delhi, 04 December 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, The Mumbai Civic body will also write to the housing societies to ensure that quarantine norms are being followed by such passengers. In case a traveller is found breaking the rules, he/she would be booked under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Epidemic Act, 1897. The municipal corporation issued the detailed guidelines on December 3 to keep track of the health of these travellers. The guidelines come after a patient in Karnataka infected by the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was found to have left India despite testing positive. Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the new guidelines aim to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant in Mumbai.

Source - The Indian Express


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