With the surge in COVID-19 cases, the government had to impose some strict measures to curb the spread. And while Maharashtra has imposed curfews and lockdowns, Delhi began random testing of passengers arriving from other states at the airport. Passengers found COVID-19 positive at arrival will have to undergo mandatory quarantine. Now, Delhi has mandated 14-day institutional quarantine for everyone arriving from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This guideline is implemented due to a more virulent Covid variant found in these two states. People who have received both Covid vaccine doses or have a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours before departure will be allowed a 7-day home quarantine.
Travellers Will Be Allowed To Exit The Airport Only After Collection Of Samples
A notice shared on Twitter by the Delhi International Airport Limited or DIAL stated: “As per the latest govt mandate, District Disaster Management Authorities shall conduct random COVID-19 testing of passengers coming from the states where the cases are increasing. After the collection of samples, the travellers would be allowed to exit.”
COVID Positive Passengers Should Mandatorily Quarantine
However, those passengers found positive shall be mandatorily quarantined as per the protocol of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Delhi government had earlier declared that they will conduct random testing across Delhi’s airports, bus and railway stations. The government had also urged people to follow safety measures for Covid in public places, especially shopping malls and market areas.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-positive cases in Delhi is also on the rise.