Centre to determine on Covid-19 unfavorable certificates for expats: Kerala Well being minister | Thiruvananthapuram Information

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Well being minister Ok Ok Shailaja defended the state authorities’s ‘suggestion’ that expatriates ought to produce Covid-19 unfavorable certificates earlier than boarding chartered flights. Nonetheless, she mentioned a closing resolution can be taken solely after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly with chief ministers on Tuesday.
“The federal government had solely instructed that those that come by chartered flights ought to have a Covid-negative certificates. We haven’t taken any resolution. It’s the protect of the Centre to take a call on this,’’ mentioned Shailaja whereas responding to the extreme criticism the state authorities confronted towards demanding Covid-negative certificates.
She mentioned the federal government had instructed this as a precautionary measure to guard the passengers within the flights. “Think about the scenario if a Covid-19 optimistic individual travels in a flight which has pregnant girls, kids and even senior residents as co-passengers. All of them will flip optimistic as soon as they attain right here. It’s to keep away from such a scenario that we instructed testing earlier than boarding the flight,” Shailaja mentioned.
“No individual, who’s a recognized Covid-19 optimistic case, needs to be allowed to journey. Permitting it will put the whole passengers within the flight in serious trouble. We can not let such a scenario occur. Many returnees are being examined optimistic after reaching right here. However that scenario is completely different from a optimistic individual travelling in a flight,” mentioned Shailaja.
The federal government is just not of the opinion that every one the people who find themselves coming from overseas are illness carriers. However it’s all the time higher for a provider to keep away from journey since it would shield others.
The minister additionally flayed the criticisms made towards the federal government on this. “There’s a part of people that finds fault with no matter we do in the course of the Covid-19 interval. We can not do something to fulfill them. All of the methods adopted by the state within the Covid-19 prevention have to this point developed as a hit mannequin,’’ she mentioned. Shailaja additionally reminded the critics that it was Kerala that first demanded that the expatriates stranded in several international locations needs to be introduced again, she added.

 

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