Those returning home will have immediate coronary tests and will be quarantined at home

Islamabad: The federal government has decided to remove the 48-hour quarantine requirement for Pakistanis returning from abroad.

Moeed Yousuf, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for National Security, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad, said that the government has changed the policy for those coming from abroad in consultation with the provinces. After the test results, medical experts will decide who will go home and who will not.

Special Assistant Moeed Youssef said that until now, those coming from abroad were kept in quarantine for 48 hours before corona testing, but now it has been decided to remove this condition and test those coming from abroad as soon as possible. Forty-eight hours will not have to wait for the test, the provinces have been instructed to test in 24 hours.

The mandatory government or hotel quarantine requirement has been abolished for passengers whose corona test is negative. In case of negative report, passengers will be able to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days, if the test is positive, Moeed Yusuf said. The condition of the passenger is not bad and the symptoms are not visible, while even if the experts are of the opinion that they can be kept at home, then such people will also be quarantined at home.

He added that if the passenger's corona test was positive and the symptoms were severe, he would have to go to a government or hotel quarantine.

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