Mumbai, March 3: Amid increasing coronavirus cases in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) on Wednesday had made seven-day institutional (hotel) quarantine mandatory for people arriving from Brazil. A circular has also been issued in this regard. Those who are possessing pre-boarding COVID negative certificates also have to undergo the mandatory quarantine after arriving at Mumbai Airport. Coronavirus Cases on The Rise in Mumbai; BMC to Take Decision About COVID-19 Lockdown in Maharashtra's Capital City After February 22.

The rule is applicable to residents of Maharashtra only. Meanwhile, passengers after arriving from Brazil, taking connecting flights to other states will be allowed to board if they have negative RT-PCR certificate. During the quarantine period, passengers have to follow COVID-19 protocols issues by the union Health Ministry. COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 2: In Addition to BMC Centres, 29 Private Hospitals in Mumbai Given Permission to Carry Out Vaccination Drive.

BMC's Circular:

In December last year, the BMC made it mandatory for all passengers arriving from the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle-East and South Africa to undergo compulsory institutional quarantine for seven days upon arrival.  Notably, the Indian Government on February 17, added Brazil in the list of countries under quarantine rules.

Notably, Maharashtra is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state witnessed 9,855 COVID-19 cases. Till now, 21,79,185 people have contracted coronavirus in Maharashtra. Active cases increased to 82,343 as 6,559 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours. Over 52,000 people have succumbed to the deadly virus in the state so far. Meanwhile, Mumbai also witnessed a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases. The city reported 1,121 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours.

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