Institutional quarantine for passengers arriving in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said all passengers coming from outside the Union Territory by all modes of transport, including air, train will be kept in institutional quarantine for two weeks to mitigate the possibility of spread of Covid-19.

“All passengers coming to J&K by air/rail will be kept in institutional quarantine for 14 days & will be tested for #Covid19 using RTPCR test,” said the government, in a tweet.

The officials will be following the procedure under the Disaster Management Act 2005 amid the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19. “If an individual is tested negative, they will be sent home otherwise to the hospital,” added the statement.

As of Saturday, there are 1489 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UT, however, 720 patients have been cured and discharged, according to the union ministry of health & family ministry.