Chennai: In the wake of the Omicron form of coronavirus spreading abroad, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday said that travelers from European and 11 other countries will have to undergo RT-PCR test and will be allowed to go home only after they test negative.
The government also said that those travelers from 12 areas will have to be in home isolation for seven days and undergo another RT-PCR test on the eighth day of their arrival.
According to the government, the passengers will have to monitor their health for seven days.
Those found infected with the virus will be treated in government hospitals and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing, to detect the mutation of the virus.
European countries and 11 other countries include Britain, South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, China, Israel, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Brazil, Bangladesh and Mauritius.
The Tamil Nadu government also said that travelers from these countries with symptoms of COVID-19 should inform the primary health centers or call 104 and those who were in contact with them would be traced and treated.
In the case of flights coming from other countries, 5% of the passengers will have to undergo RT-PCR test.
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