West Bengal Health Dept asks district officials to keep track of international travelers on home quarantine to prevent spread of Omicron variant of COVID
In West Bengal, the State Health Department has asked the district officials to keep track of international travelers on home quarantine to prevent the spread of Omicron variant of COVID. In a circular issued by the National Health Mission, the District Administration and health officials have been asked to trace and monitor the travelers with negative RT-PCR reports and to remind them of the RT-PCR test on day 8. The Health Department will be providing the list of travelers to the district officials. Those found negative, would have to be self-monitor for further seven days.
As per protocol, all international flyers arriving in Kolkata from high risk nations are required to undergo RT-PCR test on arrival. Those tested positive have to go to the designated hospitals. Those tested negative are sent to home but they have to undergo day 8 test after seven days of home quarantine. The State Government has already identified the ID hospital in Kolkata for isolation and treatment.