Mandatory Five-Day Institutional-Quarantine For Each Covid-19 Case Under Home-Quarantine In Delhi
Health workers wearing personal protective equipment work at a rapid-antigen methodology Covid-19 testing center. (Photographer T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Mandatory Five-Day Institutional-Quarantine For Each Covid-19 Case Under Home-Quarantine In Delhi

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Five-day institutional-quarantine has been made mandatory for every Covid-19 patient under home-quarantine in Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal ordered on Friday.

In his order, the governor said that after the five-day institutional-quarantine, asymptomatic Covid-19 patients will be sent for home-isolation.

Five days institutional quarantine of each case under home-quarantine is to be made mandatory and, thereafter, will be sent for home-isolation, except in cases where symptoms require further hospitalisation, Baijal said in his order.

However, a Delhi government official said that the decision will only serve to scare away people from getting tested.

Also read: Coronavirus India Updates: Total Cases Top 3.8 Lakh; Over 12,500 Dead

According to the government, there are around 8,500 Covid-19 patients in home isolation in Delhi, who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

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