Tuesday, September 08, 2020

32% international flyers at Delhi airport brought COVID-negative reports to avail quarantine exemption, says Hardeep Singh Puri

Around 32 percent of international passengers who arrived in India between August 8 and September 5 were able to get exemption from the seven-day institutional quarantine requirement as each of them had a valid COVID-negative test report, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday.

The Health Ministry had said earlier that from August 8, if any arriving international passenger has a negative report from an RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey, he or she need not undergo institutional quarantine in India.

"At @DelhiAirport alone between Aug 8 – 5 Sept, 29,399 incoming passengers out of a total of 90,843 have been granted this exemption,” Puri said on Twitter on Tuesday.

As per the health ministry rules, incoming international passengers need to undergo a seven-day institutional quarantine followed by a seven-day home quarantine in India.
08/09/20 PTI/moneycontrol.com
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