A 7-day home quarantine has been made mandatory for international arrivals from UAE, including Dubai, who are residents of Mumbai. RTPCR on arrival will be mandatory for such passengers, the Mumbai civic body has said. The move comes after a significant increase in the number of Covid cases in Mumbai today. The city recorded 2,510 new COVID cases today, which is about 82% more than yesterday’s 1,377 COVID cases.
Last week, the civic body made these tests mandatory for passengers disembarking from Dubai in the city, which has now been extended to the entire UAE.
Overall, Maharashtra has reported 3,900 new COVID-19 cases, while 20 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the state today. 85 cases of Omicron variant infection have been reported in the state today.
Apart from the daily cases, Mumbai has reported one death and 251 recoveries, with the number of active cases in Delhi crossing the 2000 mark today. The positivity rate in Delhi is at an all-time high of 1.26%.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today expressed concern over the rise in the number of fresh and active COVID-19 cases in the state and termed it as an “alarming situation”.
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