On Tuesday, three flights from the UK arrived in Mumbai with 590 passengers. The mutant virus of covid has been found in UK. The number of the travelers who landed in Mumbai from the UK with suspected infection of the variant covid has risen to 15.
A senior Central government official said on condition of anonymity that, The blood samples of the passengers are being sent to a few top referral institutions including the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for further analysis.
According to the information shared by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai with the media, on Tuesday until 7.20 pm, three flights arrived from the UK on Tuesday with 590 passengers. Travelers with linked flights out of Maharashtra and those travelling by road to their residence out of State have been permitted to go to their respective destinations, and information is being sent to their State representatives about their travel.
Out of the 590 passengers, 299 have been sent to hotels within the city which have been designated as quarantine centres for such passengers. Out of the 590 passengers, 187 are from Mumbai, 167 from other parts of Maharashtra and 236 from other States.
Owing to the mutant coronavirus, the Municipal Commissioner of Greater Mumbai, IS Chahal, on Monday had announced that the passengers landing from the UK will be quarantined compulsorily for seven days in hotels and those with any symptoms would be sent to SevenHills Hospital.
He had also declared that air travelers coming to Mumbai from other European countries will have to remain under compulsory home quarantine for 14 days. Passengers showing any symptoms will be sent to GT Hospital.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has announced that night curfew would be imposed across all cities and municipal corporation areas in the state. The curfew from 11pm to 6am is being imposed from Tuesday, December 22, 2020, for 15 days until January 5, 2021.