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Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2020

Coming to Delhi by air, train or road? Here are new quarantine rules

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newdelhirailwaystation-pti_1NEW DELHI : Every person arriving in Delhi by train, bus or flight, will now have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for a week, the Delhi government has said, changing its earlier rule where no quarantine was required. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has issued new guidelines for people coming to Delhi by flights, trains or buses.
According to the fresh guidelines issued by the Delhi government, all asymptomatic passengers who enter/de-board in NCT of Delhi shall home quarantine themselves for seven days. The District magistrate should ensure that the passengers residing in their areas under their jurisdiction remain in home quarantine for seven days.
Earlier, asymptomatic passengers were permitted to go with advice that they shall self monitor their health for 14 days. Notably, as per the union health ministry guidelines, asymptomatic passengers are permitted to go with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case, they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call center (1075).

According to Center’s guidelines, those found symptomatic will be isolated and taken to the nearest health facility. They will be assessed for clinical severity at the health facility. The persons having moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID Health facilities and managed accordingly.

Currently Delhi has 23,645 cases of corona virus, adding a daily average of nearly 1,200 cases over the last seven days. The number of containment areas is still huge. The sprawling city has more than 120 containment zones.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who earlier made it clear that Delhi is strapped for revenue — has announced a series of relaxations in line with the Central policies, which included the reopening of salons and beauty parlors.
But Delhi had also sealed its borders for the week, keeping only essential services out of that ambit. “We will take a decision again in one week to open borders after seeking suggestions from citizens,” Mr Kejriwal said.
India has logged more than 2 lakh cases of corona virus, with a record 8,909 people testing positive for the infection in last 24 hours ending this morning. The country is currently the seventh among the 10 nations hit worst by the virus, with 2,07,615 cases, which includes 5,815 deaths.

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