7th May, 2021
A dangerous strain of corona has been found in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which has a very high ability to spread infection. Keeping this in mind, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev issued an order on Thursday, saying that if a person from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana comes to Delhi, he will have to spend 14 days in government or paid quarantine. This will be applicable to all people coming from public and private vehicles. The order also states that those people who come to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who have taken two doses of vaccine and their RT-PCR test negative before coming to Delhi will have to stay in quarantine for seven days upon reaching Delhi.
The Chief Secretary of Delhi has ordered all the district collectors to strictly follow this order and will screen, test, home quarantine, and monitor those coming from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. If people coming from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana stay in Andhra Pradesh Bhavan or Telangana Bhavan, then screening, testing, and quarantine will be the responsibility of the Resident Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh Bhavan and Telangana Bhavan. People coming from there come to Delhi and stay in a hotel, resort, hostel or Dharamshala, etc., then all the responsibility of the owners will be there. Constitutional officials are exempted from the rules, although they are also advised to continue to monitor their health for 14 days.
Exempt pregnant women and the disabled
The DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority), in another order, has exempted pregnant women and disabled people working in Delhi government offices. The order issued by the additional CEO of DDMA states that till the time the lockdown is in Delhi. Such people will be exempted from going to office. But they will have to get in touch with the head of the department by phone etc.
Category: India: Delhi