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Asymptomatic patients in Mumbai to quarantine at homes as hospitals face shortage of beds

With a rapid rise in the Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, a shortage of beds in treatment facilities is raising its ugly head. As a consequence, the BMC on Saturday revised their home isolation guidelines and now all asymptomatic patients, irrespective of their age have been directed to isolate at homes.

The inclination of the patients to get treated in private facilities over public centres, has led to an insufficiency in the private sector that has forced the administration to come up with this new directive. Earlier, only asymptomatic patients without comorbidities and below the age of 60 years were permitted to isolate at homes.

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Home isolation made mandatory for domestic travellers flying to Mumbai!

In a order issued by the BMC, all domestic passengers travelling to Mumbai via flights will have to observe a 14 day home isolation to curb the transmission of the coronavirus. All Government officials will also fall within the purview of this new order that has regulated the travel and quarantine protocol.

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