New Delhi: Maharashtra government on Saturday (November 27, 2021) issued fresh guidelines for COVID-19, including revised restrictions and permissions for passengers arriving in the state, amid the omicron variant scare.
The restriction came after the Centre after a COVID review meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which directed the state to take rigorous steps and accelerate the screening of passengers and pandemic appropriate behaviour.
#COVID19 | Maharashtra Govt issues fresh restrictions & permissions.
All travellers into state from any int’l destination shall be governed by directions of Govt of India in this respect. Domestic travellers shall either be fully vaccinated or carry RT-PCR test valid for 72 hrs. pic.twitter.com/rSQBik6aPQ
– ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2021
Guidelines for travellers/passengers in Maharashtra:
- All travellers into the state from any international destination shall be governed by directions of the Government of India in this respect.
- Domestic travellers shall either be fully vaccinated or carry an RT-PCR test valid for 72 hours.
- Defaulters of COVID appropriate behaviour, if found inside a Taxi/bus or any 4 wheeler, will be fined Rs 500 along with the driver/conductor.
- Owner transport agency in cases of buses shall be fined Rs 1000.
- Attendees, organisers, guests and staff members in any ticketed or non ticketed event must be fully vaccinated.
- Public transportation facilities can be availed only by fully vaccinated individuals.
- Closed facilities like theatres, cinema halls and marriage halls etc. can only operate with 50% capacity
Earlier today, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar issued new COVID restrictions to curb the spread of the virus amid the fear of a new variant. As per the new guidelines, travellers arriving from South Africa to the Mumbai Airport will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine.
The order further states that in case if a passenger is tested positive for COVID then the samples will be sent for genome sequencingInternet Explorer Channel Network