UP govt to screen all those returning from Maharashtra and Kerala for Corona

The Uttar Pradesh government has issued fresh guidelines for the people who are returning to the state from Kerala and Maharashtra. These guidelines have been issued in the wake of rising cases in both states. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to remain on over rising cases of COVID-19 in other states.

AIR correspondent reports that the Chief Minister has stressed on the need for focused covid testing and has asked officials to make arrangements for the quarantine of visitors coming from places where Corona cases are on the rise.

The state government has issued guidelines for surveillance, Quarantine, testing and isolation of visitors from Kerala and Maharashtra. Guidelines issued by additional chief secretary health Amit Mohan Prasad says that every person coming from these states must be screened at airports.

They should undergo a rapid antigen test and if any symptoms are found then RT PCR test of the person will be conducted. If the report comes positive then he or she will have to remain in Home or facility isolation for 15 days. Even if the report comes negative Quarantine of 1 week is a must.

Authorities have been asked to keep the list of passengers who are coming by rail or by buses from these States so that they can be screened. Chief medical officers of the districts have been asked to make arrangements for the screening of such people.

Mohalla committees in Urban and Village committees in rural areas have been directed to keep an eye over the isolation and conditions of such people in their areas who have returned from both states. 

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