Delhi issues guidelines for all incoming passengers; persons with mild symptoms ordered to isolate at home or COVID-19 facility

The Delhi government on Monday issued guidelines for domestic travel, including by flights, trains and interstate buses, in the wake of coronavirus outbreak

Asian News International May 26, 2020 13:56:59 IST
Delhi issues guidelines for all incoming passengers; persons with mild symptoms ordered to isolate at home or COVID-19 facility

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday issued guidelines for domestic travel, including by flights, trains and interstate buses, in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

According to the guidelines, asymptomatic passengers will be permitted to go with advice that they shall self monitor their health for 14 days. In case, they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the concerned Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) or state helpline number.

"All passengers shall be advised to download the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices. Those having moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated COVID health facilities. Those having mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolated in the COVID Care Centre, both public and private facilities," the guidelines said.

Some trains to ferry stranded migrants and others have already started running while domestic air services resumed from Monday after two months. The Railways will operate 200 passenger trains from 1 June.

Meanwhile, the DDMA directed all District Magistrates to appoint a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) level officer as nodal officer with a sufficient number of team members for facilitating home isolated persons, with a dedicated mobile number in each district.

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