People stranded in red zones, hotspot areas to be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days: Govt

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By KNO on 30/04/2020.

People stranded in red zones, hotspot areas to be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days: Govt

Issues SOP for regulating movement of stranded migrant workers, students


Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government on Thursday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for regulating the movement of stranded migrant workers, students and others from outside the Union Territory.

In an order, copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the government issued  SOP to be followed by the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for regulating the movement of stranded people.

As per the order the government has nominated Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, Home, government of Jammu and Kashmir as the Nodal Officer of J&K for movement of stranded persons and he shall coordinate with nodal officers of other states.

“All inward and outward movement will be undertaken only with the prior permission of the Nodal Officer of J&K or those designated by him. Any person arriving at borders without permission of the Nodal Officer will be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days at Lakhanpur,” reads the order.

The order states that those persons coming from red zone and hotspot areas will be medically screened and put under administrative quarantine for 21 days.

It also states that those coming from non-red zones will also be medically screened and put under strict home quarantine for a period of 21 days.

The order states that all incoming persons either through regulated movement or otherwise will be tested for Covid-19 virus and health department will make necessary arrangements for lifting of samples  at Lakhanpur and various districts to meet the requirements and to do pool testing of these samples.

“Based on the results of these tests, a decision on shifting persons from administrative  quarantine to home quarantine will be taken by concerned DCs / Div Coms in consultation with concerned CMOs/DHSs,” reads the order.

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