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Covid update: New foreign flight rules; Amit Shah status; IPL details out

Aug 03, 2020 01:25 IST
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From the Union government issuing new guidelines for international passengers travelling to India, to the health status of Union Home minister Amit Shah who is admitted to a hospital in Gurugram - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.

The government will now allow international passengers, who have tested Covid negative or are in a distressing situation, to skip 7-day institutional quarantine and instead, be home quarantined for 2 weeks. Passengers seeking this exemption will have to apply 72 hours before boarding the plane. Also, those claiming the exemption on the basis of not being infected, will have to show a negative RT-PCR test not older than 96 hours before the journey. Meanwhile, politicians from across party lines wished a speedy recovery to Amit Shah, who revealed his positive diagnosis on Sunday. Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddiyurappa has also tested positive for Covid infection.

In international news, China is sending a 60-member team to Hong Kong amid a spike in cases, even as the island territory sees unrest and tension against what is seen as Beijing’s increasing tampering with the ‘one country, two systems’ principle. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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