Passengers Arriving In Mumbai From UAE Exempted From 7-Day Home Quarantine
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday said that the international passengers arriving from UAE, including Dubai, in Mumbai will be exempted from compulsorily 7-day home quarantine, RT-PCR on arrival. Earlier, amid the spike in the covid cases worldwide, the BMC in its order had stated that all international passengers arriving from the United Arab Emirates to Mumbai, who are residents, will have to undergo a mandatory seven-day home quarantine.
RT-PCR Covid tests, considered to be much more reliable than other tests, will be mandatory for these passengers, it has further been underlined. “All international passengers coming from at-risk and high-risk countries and the UAE will be asked to take a rapid RT-PCR test. If positive, they will be asked to take routine RT-PCR and ask to wait for results,” Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner, BMC, said in a tweet earlier.
On the covid tally, Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 42,462 new coronavirus infections, 749 less than Friday, besides 23 deaths. The number of recovered cases surged to 67,60,514 after 39,646 patients were discharged during the day.
The overall caseload rose to 71,70,483, and death toll reached 1,41,779. Also, 125 new Omicron cases came to light in the state during the day, raising the tally of such infections to 1,730. Between Thursday and Friday, new COVID-19 cases had decreased by 3,195, compared to which Saturday’s fall was smaller.