Delhi halves home quarantine of incoming travellers to 7 days

New Delhi: Passengers arrive at the New Delhi Railway Station to board trains to their respective destinations as the Indian Railways is running 200 new time-tabled non-air conditioned trains from today, on the first day of the fifth phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.

New Delhi, (Asian independent) The Delhi government has reduced the home quarantine period of asymptomatic persons to seven days, instead of 14 days, for passengers arriving by trains or otherwise entering the capital.

The Delhi Government has modified its May 25 order, stipulating 14 days, in the order issued on Wednesday by the DDMA.

The order from Chief Secretary said that all concerned authorities at airport, bus stations and railways will submit a daily list of passengers to the office of Principal Secretary, Revenue, who will forward this list to the District Magistrates concerned and they will ensure the mandatory seven day quarantine to the incoming passengers.

Delhi reported 1,513 more positive patients on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 23,645.