In wake of new variant—Omicron, Sgr admin sets up 3 special quarantine centers in city for foreign guests

Every international tourist has to stay at quarantine centre for 8 hours, those positive will be shifted to DRDO hospital, say officials

Srinagar, Dec 01 : Srinagar administration has set up three special quarantine centers for international guests in the wake of the outbreak of new virus variant—Omicron, officials said Wednesday.

A senior official of the district administration told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that three special quarantine centres have been set up for the foreign guests in Srinagar district.

“Mariage hall at Sanantnagar area of city and two hotels with all facilities have been converted into quarantine centers. After undergoing Covid tests at the Srinagar international airport, international travelers will have to stay for eight-hours mandatory quarantine at these centers,” the official said.

He said in case any traveller tests positive for the Covid-19 or the new virus mutant, he/she will be shifted to DRDO Covid hospital for special treatment. The Srinagar administration has taken this step in the wake of the spread of new virus variant— mutated Omicron.

Kashmir is all set to witness international tourist arrival in the wake of onset of winter and the activities to be conducted by the tourism department including adventure tourism etc—(KNO)


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