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Reduced Number of Days For Passengers Arriving From Outside

News Desk: As per the existing protocol for passengers arriving from outside the State, they are supposed to undergo a combined institutional quarantine/home quarantine of 14 days.

Whereas, as per the new protocol for management and discharge of COVID-19 positive cases in Assam issued vide this Department’s order No.HLB.111/2020/326 dated 24th July 2020, there shall be mandatory 7 days home quarantine for the discharged patients, with active surveillance by the Health Workers.

In view of new developments, it is hereby decided that period of quarantine for passengers arriving from outside the State is reduced from 14 days to a total period of 10 days, inclusive of days spent in institutional/ hotel quarantine as well as home quarantine.

For instance, if a passenger spends an initial 2 days in a hotel / institutional quarantine, then he/ she shall have to spend the remaining duration of 8 days in-home quarantine. Similarly, if any passenger directly proceeds for home quarantine, he/ she shall spend 10 days in-home quarantine.

However, if the RT-PCR test result of such passengers turns out positive in the interim, steps will be taken as per the standard procedure.

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Written by Rashmi Sarmah

Rashmi Sarmah is working as a journalist for Headline8. A post-graduate in Mass Communication with specialization in Advertisement and Public Relations from Cotton University.
She can be reached at: rashmirekhasarmah95@gmail.com.

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