The Delhi government on Friday announced that passengers coming from the UK will have to spend a week at institutional quarantine centers, even if they test negative after arrival.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted the latest order issued by chief secretary Vijay Dev on Friday.
“To protect Delhiites from exposure to virus from UK, Del govt takes imp decisions. All those arriving from UK, who test positive will be isolated in an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for 7 days followed by 7 days home quarantine”, he tweeted.
The order issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, said that “all travellers coming from United Kingdom (UK) to India from 08.01.2021 would be mandatorily subjected to self-paid RT-PCR tests on arrival at the airport.”
- Those who are found positive shall be isolated in an institutional isolation facility in a separate (isolation) unit as per existing laid down protocol.
- Those who are found negative shall be kept in compulsory institutional quarantine for a period of 7 days followed by 7 days of home quarantine.
- Strict surveillance to be kept on persons who are kept in home quarantine after completion of mandatory institutional quarantine.
On January 1, the center announced a phased resumption of flights on the India-UK route from January 8. In the first two weeks after the resumption, 15 flights per week will take place on this route, compared to over 60 flights at normal times, it said, and at the same time outlined a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).