Millennium Post (Kolkata)
Covid negative report mandatory for passengers coming to Chhattisgarh
NEW DELHI: General Administration Department Chhattisgarh has issued a guideline regarding the Covid test for passengers coming to Chhattisgarh by rail or air. The General Administration Department has issued a letter to all the Divisional commissioners, Inspector General of Police, Collectors and Superintendents of Police in this regard to ensure strict adherence to the guidelines.
According to the guidelines issued by the General Administration Department, in the context of control of infection of new variant of Novel Coronavirus, RTPCR test conducted of passengers at least 72 hours before reaching the railway station by rail or before reaching the airport by air must be negative. Passengers whose Corona test report will be negative will be allowed to go home. Passengers who do not have a negative report will be subjected to a Corona test. In case of Corona positive test result, they will be kept in the local quarantine center as per rules.
According to the guidelines issued, those passengers who do not have RTPCR test of the prescribed time period, be tested at the railway station and airport. If the Covid test report is positive, they will be kept in Institutional Quarantine, Covid Care Center, Hospital as per SOP issued by Health Department. If an air passenger does not consent to the Covid test in such a situation, he will be quarantined for 7 days at his own expense.
Instructions have been given regarding the covid testing of young children with the consent of their parents. Action will be taken as per the SOP prescribed for the contact tracing of the positive passenger in the flight.
Passengers traveling by air whose Covid-19 investigation report is negative will also be advised to stay in the 7-day home isolation and follow the home quarantine rule. The collectors of the respective districts will also ensure necessary arrangements for the followup of such passengers. Instructions have also been given to display necessary arrangements at venue and necessary information regarding corona investigation and control at the arrival site.