Quarantine room (Representational Image)
Thiruvananthapuram: The government supervised quarantine period for the Keralites returning from abroad will be changed to 14 days. Earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had informed in the press meet that the returnees should spend seven days in government quarantine and seven days in home-quarantine.
The central government had strictly directed that the repatriated NRIs must remain in quarantine for 14 days under government supervision. Following this, the cabinet meet convened on Wednesday discussed the same. A final decision will be taken after a high level meeting.
As the chief minister said on Tuesday, the NRIs will be quarantined at the government centre for seven days and will be sent home if no issues are noticed. They should also remain another seven days in home-quarantine.
However, soon after this, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in Mathrubhumi News Super Prime Time that the central government has directed to follow a compulsory quarantine for 14 days under government supervision.