Delhi Extends “14-Day Quarantine” Order On UK Passengers Till January 31

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New Delhi: Delhi has extended the “14-day quarantine” order on passengers arriving from the United Kingdom till January 31. The quarantine was placed following the spread of a highly infectious strain of the virus in the UK. India has so far logged 109 cases of the UK strain of the virus. Seven of them were detected in the last 24 hours.
The Arvind Kejriwal government had revised its quarantine rules last week, saying all passengers should undergo seven days’ institutional quarantine — and an equal period home isolation — even if they test negative for Covid with RT-PCR tests that gives current results.
The UK strain of virus is said to be 70 per cent more contagious.
Over the last 24 hours, the UK had logged 1,564 deaths, taking the total to 84,767 — among the highest in Europe alongside Italy.
The new strain has already reached Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore.
Initially, the Centre suspended flight services between the UK and India on December 23, which went on till January 7. (AGENCY)