Central Armed Police Forces. Image Source: IANS News

Srinagar, June 1 : The Jammu and Kashmir government has exempted defence and central armed forces returning to their duties from compulsory RTPCR testing and administrative quarantine, a government order said on Monday.

The order stated that the personnel of Defence and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) returning to duty are exempted from 100 per cent RTPCR testing and administrative/ institutional quarantine in any facility authorised by the government of Jammu and Kashmir.

"The said personnel shall be allowed to proceed for institutional quarantine of their respective units/formations as per their internal procedures," the order stated.

It added that the government of Jammu and Kashmir has laid down the protocol for 100 per cent RTPCR testing of all incoming passengers by train/air/road to Jammu and Kashmir and quarantine procedures to be followed thereof. The said protocol also specifies certain categories of passengers to be exempted from compulsory administrative quarantine.

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