No Quarantine For Delhi’s Asymptomatic Passengers

by Suchismita Pal
No Quarantine For Delhi’s Asymptomatic Passengers

Passengers arriving at Delhi airport through domestic flights do not need to quarantine themselves now if they are asymptomatic. The same applies to those coming to Delhi via trains and buses. However, all these incoming travellers will have to self-monitor their health for a period of two weeks. Read on to know the details.

No Quarantine For Asymptomatic Incoming Passengers In Delhi

The Delhi government had previously stated that people landing at Delhi airport would have to stay in assigned quarantine centres for a period of 14 days. But as per the updated rules, the ones who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 can directly head to their destinations in the city. They are, however, advised to self-monitor their health for two weeks. If any symptom develops during that period, they need to inform the concerned Delhi Disaster Management Authority helpline numbers or the state helpline number (1075).

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Picture Credits: Hindustan Times

Symptomatic travellers will be taken to the nearby health facilities to be assessed for clinical severity. The government authorities have designated a list of hospitals for the airport, railway stations and bus terminals for travellers with symptoms.

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All Passengers To Undergo Thermal Screening

All incoming and outgoing passengers will have to undergo thermal screening and download the Aarogya Setu app on their phones. Many other states have rolled out rules that are more stringent, for handling incomers. For example, Karnataka will quarantine all travellers from the worst-affected regions.

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Picture Credits: Deccan Herald

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The number of coronavirus cases in the country is increasing at an alarming rate. Delhi has reported about 14,465 confirmed cases with 288 deaths. While these new guidelines will provide much respite to the ones coming to the capital, we should continue adhering to the safety protocols.