Centre issues fresh guidelines; no 7-day quarantine for travellers from abroad

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre on Thursday issued fresh guidelines for international passengers arriving in India.

As per the new guidelines, international arrivals will not have to undergo seven days of home quarantine but instead do self-monitoring for 14 days. The newly revised guidelines also removed the category of ‘at risk’ countries that was introduced when the Omicron Covid-19 variant emerged.

The new guidelines will come into effect from 14 February, said the Union Health Ministry.

India on Thursday reported 67,084 fresh Covid infections, a marginal decline from 71,365 Covid cases reported the previous day.

In the same time span, a total 1241 deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 5,06,520, said the Union Health ministry on Thursday morning.

The active Covid case has reduced to 7,90,789, which constitute 1.86 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 1,67,882 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 4,11,80,751. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 96.95 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 15,11,321 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 74.61 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 6.58 per cent while daily positivity rate has fallen to 4.44 per cent.

(With IANS inputs)

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