Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that making arrangements to quarantine the expats returning from other countries is the state government’s responsibility. He was responding to the media regarding questions on quarantine of expats here on Wednesday.
“All expats will be quarantined directly when they land in Kerala. They will undergo PCR test on the 7th day of quarantine. Those who test positive in PCR test will be shifted to the hospital. Those who turn negative will be allowed to leave the quarantine centre and observe home quarantine,” clarified the CM.
“Small children will be asked to observe home quarantine. A decision on expats who are suffering from ailments will be taken after proper diagnosis by medical experts. The opinion of medical experts will be sought to quarantine such patients, “he added.
The central government has directed to quarantine the returning expats for 14 days. But the Chief Minister declared that only 7 days quarantine is needed in Kerala.
The Chief Minister also cleared the air on opening Kannur airport for the repatriation of expats. He revealed that the Centre has granted permission to open Kannur airport to bring stranded expats to Kerala.