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PRESS RELEASE

Chandigarh.15 June,2020:Sh. Shashank Anand, IPS, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Security & Traffic has been deputed by Chandigarh Administration as Nodal Officer for Chandigarh residents returning from abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission. 

As per the Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) issued by Chandigarh Administration, all foreign returnees have to, immediately on arrival, undergo seven days of mandatory institutional quarantine at an approved facility on payment basis followed by further seven days of home isolation, in case the person tests negative for Covid-19 during the first seven days of arrival.

Family members of persons who are arriving from abroad are requested to share their particulars in advance with the office of the Nodal Officer by email at psspst@chd.nic.in or by phone at 0172-274007 & 2749797 so that necessary arrangements for bringing the passengers to Chandigarh from airports and their institutional quarantine could be made in a timely manner.

Further, it is hereby informed that family members of foreign returned persons are NOT allowed to receive them at airport. Passengers returning from abroad are being brought to Chandigarh by road in authorized transport on payment basis. It is also advised to such persons not to book connecting domestic flights to reach Chandigarh on arrival in India.

Any person who violates the above said provisions will be liable for legal action under section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two year or with fine, or with both), under section 3 of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and under sections 188, 269, 270 & 271 of Indian Penal Code (punishable with six months imprisonment or Rs.1000/- fine or both) as the case may be. 

It is further informed that 198 persons have arrived in Chandigarh as per protocol, since 8th May, 2020, till 14th June, 2020.