Maharashtra Government Introduces New COVID Norms Amid New Variant Omicron

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Mumbai : The Maharashtra government on Saturday issued fresh Covid guidelines with new restrictions, keeping in mind the new Covid variant, Omicron.

Maharashtra Govt issues fresh restrictions & permissions. All travelers into state from any int'l destination shall be governed by directions of Govt of India in this respect. Domestic travelers shall either be fully vaccinated or carry RT-PCR test valid for 72 hrs. ANI report stated.

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Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday stated that all the passengers coming from the South Africa will be tested and quarantined on account of the new coronavirus variant, Omicron.

The Maharashtra government on Saturday issued fresh Covid guidelines with new restrictions, keeping in mind the new Covid variant, Omicron. As per the latest guidelines, all travelers arriving in the state will be governed on the basis of the instructions issued by the Govt of India, news agency ANI reported. Meanwhile, domestic travelers must be fully vaccinated or have an RT-PCR test report valid for 72 hrs.

In wake of the improved Covid-19 situation in the state, the Maharashtra government on Saturday issued fresh guidelines relaxing several restrictions for fully-vaccinated people. As per the new guidelines, only those who are fully vaccinated will be allowed to use public transport services.

Amid concerns over the new Covid-19 variant, B.1.1.529, named Omicron, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has sent a proposal to the state government asking for mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine for passengers flying from or transiting through South Africa.

Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court on Friday concluded a hearing in a writ plea filed by the Maharashtra government seeking the constitution of an SIT to probe the case about the FIR registered by the CBI against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh. The court, however, reserved its verdict in the matter.

In other news, Union Minister Narayan Rane on Friday claimed that the BJP would form the government in Maharashtra in March. His statement came on a day state BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis and Chandrakant Patil as well as NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his party colleague Praful Patel were in the national capital, sparking speculation.


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