Published on August 10, 2020 | News Source: Manas Jyoti Dutta
Dibrugarh, 10 August: Assam Health Department has issued the following new COVID-time SOP for air travellers.
Any air passenger who departs from Assam within 72 hours of arrival in the state need not undergo quarantine, subject to the following conditions: -
•The visitor will provide a copy of return ticket indicating his/ her departure within 72 hours.
•The visitor shall provide swab sample for Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) immediately on arrival. If the test result is negative, he/she shall be allowed to proceed. If the test result is positive, he/she shall have to undergo isolation/treatment as per the protocol for COVID patients.
•In case of symptomatic visitors, he/she shall undergo RT-PCR testing also, even if RAT result is negative, and shall remain in isolation till this test result is declared.
•The visitor shall comply with all hygiene and social distancing norms during the period of his/her stay in Assam.
• In case, the visitor exceeds the 72 hours' time frame of stay, he/she will face penal action and shall be placed in quarantine, as per extant norms.