Six-day quarantine likely for Australian players arriving for IPL from UK

DUBAI: Australian cricketers like Steve Smith and David Warner will have to remain in isolation for six days after arrival in the UAE for the Indian Premier League (IPL) despite having spent time at bio-secure bubble in the UK, according to Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) bowling consultant Eric Simons. Smith (Rajasthan Royals), Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) […]

Hotels used for quarantine by Kashmir administration paid not a penny

Hotels used for quarantine by Kashmir administration paid not a penny

Srinagar: It has been four months but the Kashmir administration is yet to pay the hotels which were used for quarantine of Covid-19 patients and suspects. Abdul Wahid, president of Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation, told Kashmir Reader that the administration used the services of 144 hotels for about two months to house Covid […]

Home quarantine for air/rail passengers, not for those who come by road

Home quarantine for air/rail passengers, not for those who come by road

Business travellers can go straight to hotel from airport JAMMU: The State Executive Committee (SEC) has issued revised Quarantine Procedures and Protocols to be followed for all incoming passengers by Air, Rail and Road into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The SOPs regarding COVID testing have been revised by the SEC in supersession […]

Order issued for home quarantine of asymptomatic patients

Order issued for home quarantine of asymptomatic patients

SRINAGAR: In an important modification to the protocol for Covid-19 patients and their contacts, the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday revised home isolation guidelines to permit for home quarantine patients who are asymptomatic and with no co-morbidity. An order issued by the Health & Medical Education Department asked Divisional, District as well as designated […]

Scarcity of PPEs, below par facilities across quarantine centers worrisome: Lone

Scarcity of PPEs, below par facilities across quarantine centers worrisome: Lone

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday rued the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and unsatisfactory facilities being accorded to inmates at various quarantine facilities across Kashmir saying those lodged at such facilities are aghast on the unhygienic and inhospitable conditions there. Party’s senior leader and Member of Parliament from Baramulla Muhammad Akbar […]

Prepare for home quarantine of patients, contacts: Div Com to DCs

Prepare for home quarantine of patients, contacts: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole chaired a weekly Covid-19 review meeting with all Deputy Commissioners, Health Officers and others concerned on Wednesday. Taking a review of preparations, the Div Com asked DCs and health officers to gear for effective home isolation of asymptomatic patients and home quarantine of their contacts. He said that […]

Now on, home quarantine for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with no co-morbidity, asymptomatic contacts in J&K

Now on, home quarantine for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with no co-morbidity, asymptomatic contacts in J&K

  JAMMU: In a significant decision with regard to management of COVID-19 patients and in line with the earlier decision of reserving four tertiary hospitals in Srinagar as referral centres, the three tertiary hospitals in Jammu city shall now also be only referral hospitals for COVID-19 admissions. This was decided in a meeting chaired by […]

India to undergo two-week quarantine period in Australia: CA acting chief

MELBOURNE: India will have to undergo a two-week quarantine period, most likely in Adelaide, once they touch down in Australia for the much-anticipated tour later this year, said Cricket Australia acting chief Nick Hockley. Hockley’s statement is in complete contrast to the views of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who had already made it clear that […]

Woman cop names lover as ‘husband’ to get quarantined with him

Woman cop names lover as ‘husband’ to get quarantined with him

Nagpur:  A woman constable attached to the Nagpur police was quarantined for suspected COVID-19 infection with a married man whom she was in relationship with, after she wrongly told the authorities that he was her husband, an official said on Thursday. The woman constable, who is unmarried, was to be moved to a quarantine centre […]

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