Karnataka govt changes quarantine rules for inter-state travelers

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Karnataka govt changes quarantine rules for inter-state travelers

Karnataka govt changes quarantine rules for inter-state travelers

Bhavana S   ¦    May 23, 2020 11:07:30 AM (IST)

Karnataka govt changes quarantine rules for inter-state travelers-1Bengaluru: Amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state, the Government of Karnataka has once again tweaked the quarantine rules. As per the revised rules, the quarantine period has reduced.

According to the new quarantine rules, people arriving from the six high-risk states including Maharastra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the institutional quarantine will be for seven days. Over the next seven days, they shall remain under home quarantine. Tests will be done on the 5th and 7th days of the institutional quarantine.

For those returning from other states, they shall remain under home quarantine for 14 days. There is no institutional quarantine in this case.

Additionally, there will not be any institutional quarantine for pregnant women and those above 80 years of age.