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All coming to Delhi by flights, trains or buses to undergo 7-day home quarantine

All asymptomatic passengers who enter in Delhi shall home quarantine themselves for seven days, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday.

delhi Updated: Jun 03, 2020 23:58 IST
hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
hindustantimes.com |Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown, in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

All asymptomatic travellers arriving in Delhi will now have to undergo only seven days of home quarantine, as against the earlier requirement of 14 days.

According to a notification by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday, all asymptomatic passengers who enter / de-board in the NCT of Delhi shall home quarantine themselves for seven days.

The order further said that the airport, railway and transport departments will submit passenger manifests to the office of the principal secretary of revenue department on daily basis. It added that the district magistrates shall ensure that the passengers residing in their jurisdiction remain in home quarantine for seven days.

The notification came on a day when the national capital recorded yet another highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases. A total of 1,513 new coronavirus cases were reported, taking the tally to 23, 645 including 13,497 active cases.

With nine more deaths, the toll has climbed to 606.

Two hundred and ninety -nine corona patients recovered from the disease on Wednesday , taking the count of those cured / discharged to 9,542.

Delhi follows Karanataka which, too, has reduced the mandatory period of quarantine from 14 to seven days for asymptomatic travellers coming to the state except for those coming from Maharashtra.

Uttarakhand, on the other hand, has increased the mandatory quarantine period for people coming from 75 “high load Covid-19 cities” including Delhi from 14 to 21 days amid a rise in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the state.

The government on Wednesday issued a fresh standard operating procedure (SOP) for people coming to the state by any mode of transport from the list of 75 cities designated as high load Covid-19 ones which include major cities like, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Noida, Varanasi, Jaipur, Indore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Agra, Lucknow, Jaipur and Hyderabad.

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