7-day institutional quarantine for UK flyers who test COVID-19 positive on arrival, orders Delhi govt

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NEW DELHI: Delhi government on Friday said that those arriving from the United Kingdom and found COVID-19 positive will be kept under isolation to prevent the new coronavirus strain from spreading further.a group of people standing around a bag of luggage© Provided by Zee News

The announcement was made by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, according to news agency ANI.

“All those arriving from the 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,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1347471139212201985&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fzeenews.india.com%2Fdelhi%2F7-day-institutional-quarantine-for-uk-flyers-who-test-covid-19-positive-on-arrival-orders-delhi-govt-2334834.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

The order came shortly after India and the United Kingdom resumed normal flight operation, nearly a week after the government suspended the flights to and from the United Kingdom amid concerns over the new coronavirus strain.text, letter© Provided by Zee News

According to reports, the first flight carrying 256 passengers arrived in the national capital from London today. The resumption of the normal flight operations comes nearly a week after the government suspended services between India and UK on December 23 over the new and more contagious strain of the virus.

According to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Puri, 30 flights will operate every week – 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This will stand till 23 January, as per the announcement made by the Minister.

Meanwhile, the authorities at the Delhi airport have advised passengers to keep a gap of at least 10 hours between their arrival from the UK and the connecting flight to their cities. It may be recalled that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Thursday urged the Centre to extend the flights ban till January 31 because of the “extremely serious” COVID situation in the UK.

“The Centre has decided to lift the ban and start UK flights. In view of the extremely serious situation in the UK, I would urge the central government to extend the ban till January 31,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Courtesy – MSN

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