With the growing concern due to the rise of omicron COVID-19 cases in the country, the government has imposed restrictions in Maharashtra amidst the Christmas and new year festive seasons.
Maharashtra on Thursday detected 23 new cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 taking the statewide count to 88.
A BMC order issued on Friday said, “Dubai being the hub where many passengers change the flights and hence there is a mixing of travellers at the Dubai International Airport.”
The new set of rules are
- Gathering of more than 5 persons in public places across the state is prohibited from 9 pm-6 am
- Only 100 people are allowed in indoor weddings and not more than 250 allowed in outdoor weddings
- 50% capacity for gyms, spa, hotel, theatre and cinema hall
Travellers boarding a flight in Dubai and landing in Mumbai will now be required to compulsorily undergo a seven-day home quarantine, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday.
The passengers will not need to get an RT-PCR test done on arrival but will be tested after seven days. If they test negative, they will be required to self-monitor for seven more days. If the test comes positive, they will be shifted to an institutional quarantine facility.
In capital Mumbai, 577 people tested positive for coronavirus, while one person died from the viral disease. So far, the country’s financial capital has recorded 7,68,610 cases of the virus.