Guwahati: Assam government on Wednesday, has decided to reduce the quarantine period for air passengers arriving to Assam to 10 days. Earlier, the passengers had to undergo a 14-day quarantine period. This is inclusive of the days spent in institutional/hotel quarantine as well as home quarantine.
“For instance, if a passenger spends initial 2 days in a hotel / institutional quarantine, then he/she shall have to spend the remaining duration of 8 days in home quarantine. Similarly, if any passenger directly proceeds for home quarantine, the he/she shall spend 10 days in home quarantine,” stated Samir K.Sinha, the Principal Secretary to the Government of Assam, Health and Family Welfare, in an order.
“However, if the RT-PCR test result of such passengers turns out positive in the interim, steps will be taken as per standard procedure,” he added.