Increased Covid-19 speeds in Mumbai, RT-PCR tests for every International Traveler

Omicron Threat: According to Mumbai Municipal Corporation Mayor Kishori Pednekar, a lockdown can be imposed in the city if more than 20,000 instances of illness are detected daily.

Foreign Airport Mumbai

In response to the growing number of cases of Kovid-19 (Covid-19), the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has mandated that all overseas travellers arriving at the Mumbai International Airport undergo a Rapid RT-PCR test. This data was obtained from the amended recommendations. According to a BMC spokesman, the rules announced last week took effect on Monday.

According to the new regulation, all foreign travellers who are discovered to be infected after quick RT-PCR testing will be required to undertake routine RT-PCR testing at the airport. If they are discovered to be infected in that location as well, the sample will be sent for genome sequencing immediately and the passenger will be placed in institutional quarantine.

Quarantine is needed upon arrival in Mumbai for all overseas travellers.

It’s worth mentioning that, in the face of an increase in Kovid instances in Mumbai, the Mumbai Municipal Corporation is adopting novel steps to protect Mumbai residents against another Kovid wave. To address the Kovid crisis, BMC imposed a rigorous seven-day quarantine for all overseas tourists arriving at their houses.

Simultaneously, it has prohibited people from other regions of Maharashtra from using public transit. According to a prior directive issued by BMC Commissioner Dr. IS Chahal, every Mumbai resident arriving in the city for foreign travellers would be required to undertake a mandatory seven-day quarantine. Simultaneously, the collector would organise for the return of travellers from other districts in Maharashtra.

If there are more than 20,000 infection cases each day in the city, a lockdown will be implemented.

On the other hand, with an increase in Omicron instances in Maharashtra, Mumbai Municipal Corporation Mayor Kishori Pednekar stated that, under the Center’s rules, if there are more than 20,000 cases of infection every day in the city, there would be a lockdown. Alternatively, a brief lockdown might be established.

He has also urged all of the state’s political parties to unite. Simultaneously, he stated that it is premature to declare that the third wave of Corona has arrived. The Municipal Corporation and the State Government are attempting to halt the third wave.

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Written by Sapna Verma

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 10 years.

For over 7 years in journalism. Half of them are as editor. My weakness is doing mini-investigations on new topics.


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