From now, no ‘residence quarantine’ stamps for passengers at Pune airport

2020/10 14 15:10

Written by Ajay Jadhav
| Pune |

October 14, 2020 eight:48:24 pm


Whereas the airport noticed only one,200 passengers in Could, when air journey resumed after weeks of full lockdown, now practically four,500 passengers land day by day.

With the gradual unlocking and easing of the Covid-19 scenario in Pune, the town civic physique has determined to cease stamping ‘residence quarantine’ on the wrists of home passengers, as per the rules of the Union authorities.

The PMC had arrange a devoted desk on the Pune airport to display each passenger touchdown on the airport and put the ‘residence quarantine’ stamp on their wrists. “Since air journey started on Could 23, the PMC has screened 2.25 lakh passengers, 20 per cent of them worldwide passengers,” stated Ashok Ghorpade, PMC backyard superintendent who’s answerable for the Covid-19 desk on the Pune airport.

The desk operates round the clock to make sure that each passenger who lands on the airport is screened. Whereas the airport noticed only one,200 passengers in Could, when air journey resumed after weeks of full lockdown, now practically four,500 passengers land day by day, stated Ghorpade.

“Each passenger was requested some primary questions, and was stamped with a ‘residence quarantine’ stamp, and instructed to remain at residence for 14 days,” stated Ghorpade. Worldwide passengers needed to keep in institutional quarantine for per week after which in residence quarantine for one more week.

“There are not any restrictions for home vacationers now,” stated Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao.

“These travelling from overseas not have to remain in institutional quarantine for per week in the event that they carry a report declaring them to be Covid unfavourable, or they check unfavourable after touchdown,” stated a civic officer.

Now, the civic desk on the airport has the accountability of screening all passengers with thermal weapons and gathering the Covid-19 check experiences of worldwide passengers, and ship it to the district and PMC administration for additional follow-up.

Whereas Pune airport proper now doesn’t see too many worldwide flights, the civic officer stated, “There are lots of passengers who come from overseas at numerous airports within the nation after which take home flights to succeed in Pune. Additionally, there are various passengers who land at Pune airport to go to their respective houses in neighbouring districts.”

In the meantime, the Airports Authority of India has determined to take up growth work on the airport from October 26. “The airport will solely be open for 12 hours within the day and all of the flights touchdown all through the day will arrive in that point interval. However that is going to place further strain on civic workers on the devoted desk,” he stated.

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