Delhi: 14-day quarantine must for passengers arriving from AP, Telangana
People arriving in Delhi from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through any mode of transport will have to undergo 14 days of mandatory institutional quarantine, said an order issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) stated in the order that a virulent variant of COVID-19 is reported to have been found recently in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Those administered both vaccine doses need to present certificate
"However, those who have been administered both doses of any COVID-19 vaccine or carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey, will be required to be home quarantined for seven days," it said. "People who have received the two doses will have to present the vaccination certificate," it said.
Progression of the disease is more rapid in new strain
"The new strain of COVID-19 has a shorter incubation period with a high transmission rate and the progress of the disease is much more rapid in this strain," it said. "Therefore, additional precautionary measures with respect to people coming from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to Delhi through flights, trains, buses or cars are required to be taken," it said.
This is what the order says
"Persons arriving from AP and Telangana in NCT of Delhi by airlines, trains, buses, cars, trucks or other modes of transportation shall have to undergo mandatory government institutional quarantine or paid quarantine for 14-days at facilities established by the concerned district magistrate," stated the order.
These people will be responsible for ensuring compliance with order
"Resident commissioners of the concerned state bhawans will be responsible for ensuring the compliance of instructions for quarantine in case of those reaching there," the DDMA order said. "Similarly, owners of hotels, guest houses, and such facilities will be responsible for compliance of the order if people from the two states stay there," it added.
Delhi recorded 19,133 fresh cases and 335 deaths on Thursday
"The concerned district magistrates in Delhi will ensure compliance of instructions in the order and take necessary action as per health protocol, SOPs prevailing in Delhi with regard to screening, testing, home quarantine, isolation, surveillance of such people," it said. Meanwhile, Delhi on Thursday recorded 19,133 new COVID-19 cases and 335 deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 1,273,035 and 18,398 respectively.