Many people who were stuck up due to the lockdown including stranded laborers, tourists, students etc are now getting back to Karnataka using the Seva Sindhu portal pass system.
HIGH-RISK STATES: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan as on May 8.
A new set of SOP’s has been formulated by the Karnataka Health department under which People returning from high-risk state sympathetic or asymptomatic have to undergo institutional quarantine for 14 days.
Those returning from high-risk stats like MH have to undergo institutional quarantine for 14days. It is done for the good of you, your family and the State. One may opt for a hotel.
In Belagavi a couple had arrived here on May 9 and were stamped for Home Quarantined. But on May 10 they got a call from the Health Department saying that as per the new guidelines they have to be institutionally Quarantined in a hotel. And they were also given a choice to select a hotel out of 3 choices. Here the choices are self Paid or then Free Govt Quarantine.
As per the health, dept Keeping in institutional quarantine under medical supervision is to safeguard your family from probable infection. Please understand it is done for the good of your family and community.
The team of the Health Department and police are visiting every home who has come back and settled in the home skipping safety protocol. Sympathetic/asymptomatic they are kept in quarantine.
This applies to all who travel alone in a car or as a group all how come in from high risk states will have to undergo Institutional quarantine for 14days.
If a Driver of a Taxi is just going to drop someone to a high-risk area – he will not have to be institutional Quarantined as the driver will return immediately after dropping. However, In checking points his thermal readings should be normal.
Now that the Railways are running special trains passengers coming from there Sympathetic or asymptomatic returning from high-risk state has to undergo institutional quarantine. If other States no quarantine for asymptomatic. returning from any States but going to rural areas mandatory institutional quarantine
This story is based on Tweets made by COVID19 help desk Karnataka and local inputs.