J&K Govt Issues SOP for Regulating Movement of Stranded Persons 

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Those coming from red zones, hotspot areas to be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days, others to be home quarantined

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government on Thursday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for regulating the movement of stranded residents of J&K from outside the Union Territory.

In an order the government issued SOP to be followed by the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for regulating the movement of stranded people, including migrant workers, students and others.

As per the order the government has nominated Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, Home, government of Jammu and Kashmir as the Nodal Officer for the movement of stranded persons and he shall coordinate with nodal officers of other states.

“All inward and outward movement will be undertaken only with the prior permission of the Nodal Officer of J&K or those designated by him. Any person arriving at borders without permission of the Nodal Officer will be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days at Lakhanpur,” reads the order.

The order states that those coming from non-red zones will be medically screened and put under strict home quarantine for a period of 21 days.

It also states that those persons coming from red zone and hotspot areas will be put under administrative quarantine for 21 days.

The order states that all incoming persons either through regulated movement or otherwise will be tested for Covid-19 virus and health department will make necessary arrangements for lifting of samples at Lakhanpur and various districts to meet the requirements and to do pool testing of these samples.

“Based on the results of these tests, a decision on shifting persons from administrative quarantine to home quarantine will be taken by concerned DCs / Div Coms in consultation with concerned CMOs/DHSs,” the order reads.

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