Over 10 evacuees from Afghanistan test COVID positive

People arriving from Afghanistan have to undergo a mandatory minimum 14-day institutional quarantine

More than 10 evacuees from Afghanistan tested COVID-19 positive after their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International airport on Tuesday, according to people coordinating evacuation efforts with the Indian government.
 
An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) official said 81 people, who arrived from Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday, have been sent to the ITBP's quarantine facility at Chhawla in south-west Delhi.
 
According to an office memorandum issued by the Union Health Ministry on Monday, people arriving from Afghanistan have to undergo a mandatory minimum 14-day institutional quarantine at the ITBP facility. Any person testing positive or detected as symptomatic shall be shifted to dedicated Covid Care Centre or Covid hospital of NCT of Delhi, the memorandum read.
 
All 78 people, who arrived from Kabul via Dushanbe, underwent Covid-testing at the IGI airport. Of them, around 10 have tested positive.

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