Coronavirus News: Kerala To Quarantine People Coming To State Via Flights, Some Exemptions

Coronavirus News: Kerala To Quarantine People Coming To State Via Flights, Some Exemptions

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Pinarayi Vijayan said state by domestic flights will have to undergo 14 days quarantine.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday that all those who reach the state by domestic flights will have to undergo 14 days quarantine as per the lockdown protocol but exempted people coming for business needs for a short duration.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had on Wednesday announced that domestic passenger flight services will resume from May 25 in a calibrated manner.

"Some business executives may visit the state for a meeting or something and we cannot demand 14 days quarantine for them," Mr Vijayan said, adding that necessary health precautions will be taken in their case.

Earlier in the day, state health minister KK Shailaja had said domestic flyers arriving in Kerala must undergo strict home quarantine as per the lockdown guidelines, in view of increasing COVID-19 cases in the state.

"There is no change in that. Most people will be coming from the major hotspots of the country," she said.

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