Asymptomatic persons arriving in Delhi are required to be home quarantined for 1 week

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Delhi government headed by  Arvind Kejriwal being criticized by the BJP and Congress for ‘mishandling’ the fight to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has said that all asymptomatic passengers coming to Delhi by air, train or bus will need to home quarantine themselves for seven days. Delhi Disaster Management Authority has reduced the mandatory home quarantine period from 14 days to 7 days for asymptomatic travellers. In the order issued by Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, the city government has said that airport, railways and transport authorities will provide passenger manifest to the office of Principal Secretary- (Revenue) – cum Divisional Commissioner of Delhi. On a daily basis. After that, the passenger manifest will be sent to concerned District Magistrates under whose jurisdiction the passenger resides or stays to ensure the 7- day quarantine. As per  Union Health Ministry data, Delhi has reported a total of 23,645 cases so far and stands at the third position in terms of reporting the greatest number of cases in the country, after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. On June 03, Delhi witnessed a record single-day spike of over 1,500 cases. What factors are responsible for making the national capital the hotbed for coronavirus pandemic? The state government attributes the rising number of cases to extensive testing. On May 1, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “In Delhi, the state government conducted 2,300 tests for one million people, which is way higher than the national average. Our aim is to test more number of people so that we can detect coronavirus positive patients and start proper treatment.

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