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Covid-19: Self-quarantine advised for those coming from affected countries

Covid-19: Self-quarantine advised for those coming from affected countries

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2020 9:49 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The government has issued an advisory for all incoming international passengers returning to India to self-monitor their health. “The passengers with travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany to undergo self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival, and their employers should facilitate work-from-home for such employees during this period,” said the advisory.

The Union Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday held a high-level meeting with the Secretaries of the concerned ministries and departments to review the status, preparedness and management of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the country. The government has issued an advisory for all incoming international passengers returning to India to self-monitor their health.

“The passengers with travel history to China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, Thailand, Singapore, Iran, Malaysia, France, Spain and Germany to undergo self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date of their arrival, and their employers should facilitate work-from-home for such employees during this period,” said the advisory.

Since more than 100 countries across the world now have reported positive Covid-19 cases, travellers to these countries might possibly have come in contact with people infected by Covid-19 during their stay there, or even while in transit at airports, the government advisory said.

The government has also suspended visa given to foreigners from certain nations. “All regular visas (including e-visas) which have been granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain on or before 11.03.2020 and where these foreigners have not yet entered India stands suspended,” the statement said.

“Regular visas (including e-visas) granted to all foreign nationals who have travel history to these countries on or after 1.2.2020 and who have not yet entered India also stands suspended. (IANS)

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