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Chandigarh: Surveillance activities being carried out for International returnees
Chandigarh, November 27, 2021: In view of the new COVID variant detected in some African countries, international returnees are being monitored right from the Chandigarh airport level on their return to India. On their arrival, the passengers are being categorized.
Those passengers from high-risk countries (South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand & Zimbabwe) have to undergo RTPCR testing on their arrival in India compulsorily and are quarantined for seven days. This is facilitated by UT Police Department.
On the 8th Day, they are being retested (RT-PCR) again by Chandigarh Health Department even if they have tested RT-PCR negative at the airport.
The teams from Police Department & Health Department regularly monitor such high-risk returnees. This is done as per the Guidelines for international arrivals given by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.