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Kerala imposes week’s home quarantine for int’l arrivals

George said so far 280 Omicron cases have been registered in the state and the maximum number of cases was reported from those who arrived from low-risk countries.

IANS | Thiruvananthapuram |

Kerala on Friday decided to impose a week’s compulsory home quarantine on all those arriving from abroad in view of the surge in coronavirus and Omicron cases, State Health Minister Veena George said.

George said so far 280 Omicron cases have been registered in the state and the maximum number of cases was reported from those who arrived from low-risk countries.

On Thursday, 4,649 new Covid cases were registered, which was a recent high figure.

In tune with the national guidelines, George said from now on all passengers arriving from abroad have to undergo mandatory quarantine for a week at their homes.

“On the 8th day, they will undergo a RT-PCR test and if negative, they will continue in isolation for a week. The positive samples will be sent for genome sequencing,” said George.