The addition of another wave of COVID-19 in the UK made the whole world fret again. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal clearly announced guidelines for travelers that passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to Delhi will have to go through a seven-day institutional quarantine even if they test negative. The Chief Minister’s major concern is to keep Delhiites safe from SARS-CoV-2.
As per the guidelines for the travelers from UK, those who will test positive on arrival from the United Kingdom at the Indira Gandhi International Airport will be isolated at facilities arranged by the government, and those who will test negative will be taken to a quarantine facility for seven days, followed by seven days of self-home quarantine under strict surveillance by the government. Chief secretary Vijay Dev told, that those who will test negative will be given an option to choose either paid or government’s free institutional quarantine facility.
A report says that the authorities have confirmed about some hotels near the IGI Airport are willing to become paid institutional quarantine centers for those who do not wish to stay at government-run facilities. And, those who wish to stay in the government’s free institutional quarantine facilities will be taken to Terapanth Bhawan in South Delhi’s Chhatarpur area.
In order to safeguard Delhiites from the new COVID-19, the Delhi government took strict decisions for the passengers arriving from the United Kingdom, and also mentioned that the travelers have to mandatorily undergo a self-paid RT-PCR test on the arrival at the airport.
So far, the total number of infected people with the new COVID-19 variant is 13 and thus created a tough situation for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as great responsibilities lie upon his shoulders. This led Arvind Kejriwal to reach out to the Centre and demanding an extension of the ban on flights between India and the United Kingdom till 31 January 2021, after viewing an extremely serious COVID situation in that country.Covid-19 Vaccine To Release Soon In India Says The Government
The flight services from the United Kingdom were suspended by the central government on 23 December 2020. “Flights from India to the United Kingdom will resume from 6 January 2021, while flight services from that country to here will resume from 8 January 2021”, said Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Approximately 1,400 Delhi residents did arrive between 25 November 2020 and 23 December 2020, which now made the authorities alert to launch door-to-door check-up of such people and their contacts. Recently, at least 66 people were in total including those who returned back from the United Kingdom and their contacts, have been tested corona positive. Most of them have been taken to a different isolation facility at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.CoWIN App: Going to Be First India’s Official Vaccine App For COVID-19
On 30 December 2020, the Delhi government rolled out four private hospitals which will be volunteering for setting up of isolation facilities – Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital; Fortis Super Specialty Hospital, Vasant Kunj; Batra Hospital and Research Center, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, and Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Saket.