Covid-19 crisis: Karnataka gears up to isolate 10,800 international returnees

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government plans to institutionally quarantine all people from the state who are currently stranded overseas and are expected to return in the next few days.

The central government has asked all states to chalk out strategies as it prepares to airlift Indians who are stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 situation. According to an initial estimate, about 10,800 people will return to Karnataka. The state’s proposed standard operating procedure for international dachshund puppies for sale near me returnees accessed by ET has plans from screening passengers at the two international airports and ports to institutionally quarantining them at hotels and hostels or hospitalising them if required.

The SOP classifies passengers into three categories. Category A are high-risk passengers with symptoms such as fever, cold, cough, chills, headache, fatigue, sore throat, etc. Such people may be segregated from other passengers, their swab samples collected on the day of arrival and maybe shifted to dedicated healthcare centres (DCHCs) while their results are awaited. If tested positive, they could be admitted to a Covid hospital, and if not, retained at the DCHCs.

Category B passengers are asymptomatic but with comorbidity conditions or aged above 60 years. This category of people will be put in hotels or hostels under medical supervision. Category C will comprise asymptomatic and healthy individuals, who too will be placed in hotels or hostels.

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