Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

​Check out the new airport guidelines for int'l & domestic travellers arriving in Maharashtra

International flyers reaching Maharashtra to undergo mandatory quarantine; RT-PCR must for domestic travel

Amid the emergent concerns of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced a mandatory quarantine for all international travellers arriving in the state. The guidelines have been made more stringent for travellers flying from at-risk countries, with the imperative of institutional quarantine on arrival.

Travel protocols for domestic travel have also been revised, added reports. Now, all passengers flying within Maharashtra will either have to be fully vaccinated or produce a negative RT-PCR test on arrival, conducted within 48 hours of the time of arrival. On the other hand, people flying to Maharashtra from other Indian states also have to present the negative COVID report, irrespective of vaccination status.


Mass cancellation of flights to Mumbai is likely

The Chairperson of the State Executive Committee, Maharashtra DMA on Tuesday issued an order to impose restrictions on air travel into the state, in wake of a successive pandemic threat. As per reports, the new protocols have been declared under the provision of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and are likely to be followed by mass cancellation of flights to Mumbai.

"The restrictions imposed by the Government of India guidelines dated November 28, 2021, as well as future restrictions if any, shall act as minimum restrictions to be imposed", the circular read. In addition to this, the state has decided to cross-check passengers' international travel history with the help of DCP Immigration, Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), Mumbai Internation Airport Limited (MIAL) and concerned airlines.

A record of 15 days will be reviewed under this scrutiny, read reports. Incorrect information furnished by the travellers shall lead to action under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Guidelines for passengers arriving from at-risk countries

  • Passengers may be deplaned on priority and separate counters will be set up by MIAL and Airport Authorities for their prescribed screening
  • All passengers have to undergo institutional 7-day quarantine
  • During this period, compulsory RT-PCR tests will be carried out on days 2,4 and 7
  • If tested positive one any of the 3 cases, the passenger will be shifted to a hospital
  • On account of negative results, passengers still have to undergo 7 days of home quarantine

Guidelines for passengers arriving from other countries

  • Passengers will have to undergo a compulsory RT-PCR test at the airport
  • If tested negative, a 2-week home quarantine will be prescribed to the passengers
  • If found positive, they will be shifted to the hospital

Guidelines for connecting flights

  • International passengers having a connecting flight to any other airport in India (layovers at the airport), will have to undergo under RT-PCR test on arrival in Maharashtra
  • Passengers will be permitted to board the aircraft only if they test COVID negative here
  • The connecting airlines will share relevant information about such passengers beforehand to ensure a seamless transfer and segregation on arrival
  • If the passenger is taking a domestic connecting flight within Maharashtra, they will follow the quarantine guidelines drafted for direct international arrivals
All guidelines have been drafted to ensure maximum caution against the Variant of Concern (VOC) Omicron, read reports. The strict vigil will help persist the invasion of the new mutation into Maharashtra, curbing the chances of a successive virus strength.

KL Rahul likely to lead the debutant Lucknow franchise in 2022 IPL!

After starting his IPL career in 2014, KL had been leading Punjab Kings in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League.

The Lucknow IPL franchise is all set to make its entry in this year's Indian Premier League with KL Rahul as the team captain. Apart from KL Rahul, ahead of the mega auction that is set to take place on February 12 and 13, Marcus Stoinis and Ravi Bishnoi are also likely to be chosen by the debutant Lucknow franchise in this year's IPL edition. Read on to know more about RP Sanjiv Goenka Group-owned team Lucknow.

Keep reading... Show less

Jaipur doctor features an award-winning international film!

Dr. Pooja Mukul, a renowned rehabilitation physician from Jaipur has featured in an international documentary called 'Price of Cheap'

In the recently held Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), the audience was elated to see an international documentary starring the city’s very own renowned rehabilitation physician, Dr. Pooja Mukul, ‘Price of Cheap’ is a documentary that tells the stories of modern slaves hidden in fashion supply chains, directed by filmmaker and screenwriter, Barry Stevens.

Keep reading... Show less

Are you dealing with post-COVID fatigue & other health problems? iTHRIVE is here with a plan!

iTHRIVE presents PCS Care, a holistic solution for post-COVID treatment

Moving forward with its revolutionary method of healthcare, iTHRIVE is here with the ultimate post-COVID care plan addressing all the aftereffects of this viral infection. Using its multidisciplinary approach, iTHRIVE's Post-COVID Recovery Programme- PCS Care tackles the underlying health issues in people with a history of COVID-19.

If you've started feeling low even after you're no longer infected with COVID, you are not alone. According to experts, people who have recovered from COVID continue to face fatigue and other underlying health problems including brain fog, heart palpitation or multi-organ conditions. To help people facing these troubles, iTHRIVE has a plan and that uses some simple herbs, nutrients, food and alternative modalities like meditation.

Keep reading... Show less

With 31,111 fresh cases reported on Monday, Maharashtra's COVID graph marks a decline

Out of the total daily Covid cases detected in Maharashtra on Monday, Mumbai City reported 5,956 cases, marking a significant downfall from the fresh caseload noted on Sunday

After registering 46,723 new cases on January 12, the graph of daily COVID infection tally has been depicting a slight slump in Maharashtra. Registering a fall of around 10,000 cases from Sunday, 31,111 fresh COVID cases were detected across Maharashtra, on Monday. While this news brings a sense of relief for all, the rise in Omicron infection in the state has become a cause of concern in the state, claims health officials.

Keep reading... Show less

2,716 fresh COVID cases & 1,420 recoveries reported in Lucknow on Monday

Ever since the outbreak of this pandemic, a total of 2,59,691 people have contracted the coronavirus infection in the city, so far

Amid the rising coronavirus infection, Lucknow marked yet another high on Monday with a total of 2,716 fresh COVID cases, taking the active caseload to 17,658. According to reports, Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow, also contracted the viral disease on Monday. With the active mark nearing the 20,000-mark now, the surge in cases has become a cause of concern for all. Read on to know more about the status of COVID in Lucknow.

Keep reading... Show less

In an attempt to widen the coverage of vaccination among school students in Lucknow, the authorities have issued a new directive to the principals of all the schools in the city. As per the notice issued by the authorities on Monday, the school administration is now responsible for the vaccination drive that is set to take place on the school campus. Read on to know more about the vaccination drive of adolescents aged 15 to 17 in Lucknow.

Keep reading... Show less

Chowmein gol-gappa from Lucknow is breaking the internet, would you try this bizarre fusion food?

While this new weird fusion food has divided the internet, what are your thoughts on it?

Moving over the iconic Tunday ke kebabs and Idrees ki biryani, Lucknow has a brand new offering for all the foodies who love to experiment with their food. Brace your heart for this one as it is not meant for the light-hearted (read stomach). Lucknow- the land of flavours presents Chowmein Gol Gappa! *drumrolls*

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai