Maharashtra Govt. has urged the Centre to make quarantine mandatory for all international passengers in the city of arrival instead of allowing them to travel to Maharashtra by road.
The state has written a letter to the centre concerning the issue.
“International passengers should be isolated at the first port or the airport of arrival for complete duration. It is the standard textbook practice adopted abroad and it has tremendous effect on controlling the epidemic. The same should be carried out here also, so that there is strict monitoring of all passengers,” Maharashtra’s health secretary said.
The secretary also said that there was a need for strict quarantine rules for all international arrivals into the state.
He also said there had been many instances of foreign returnees reaching Maharashtra by road after de-boarding at places outside the state.