Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, 14-day home isolation has been made compulsory for all passengers arriving in Mumbai.
“A 14 day home isolation for all domestic passengers arriving in Mumbai is a compulsory precaution against coronavirus. Government officials desiring an exemption must write to two working days prior to arrival, with work details”, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The latest order by the BMC comes amid a feud between the Bihar and Mumbai police departments after Vinay Tiwari, an IPS officer from Patna ( who reached Mumbai on official duty to lead the Bihar police team probing a case related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death) was ‘forcibly quarantined’ by the civic body.
“Some instances have come to the notice that some government officials after landing in Mumbai show their government ID card and secure exemption. For exemption, it has to be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two working days before landing stating full details of the work and also justifying their request for home quarantine exemption,” the order read.