Delhi makes 14-day quarantine compulsory for those arriving from Andhra, Telangana

New Delhi: Taking major steps to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Delhi government has announced that all those coming to the city from Andhra Pradesh or Telangana will have to undergo 14-day institutional quarantine as a precaution against a new “virulent variant of Covid-19”.

According to an order released by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Thursday, those who have been completely vaccinated with both doses and can show their certificate will be allowed to undergo home quarantine for seven days on entering Delhi. The same rule applies for people who can show a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours prior to the journey.

If home quarantine is not available for people falling in these two categories, they can opt for a week-long quarantine at an institutional or paid facility.

For those checking into hotels, resorts or state bhawans, the owner or resident commissioner respectively will be responsible for ensuring compliance with these guidelines.

All government functionaries travelling from these states to Delhi on official work have been exempted from the rule if they are asymptomatic. However, they must monitor their health for 14 days and follow Covid protocol.

The order has been issued with immediate effect and until further notice.

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