In a tweet, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that “all those who are arriving from the United Kingdom who test positive, will be isolated in an isolation facility.”
Two passengers who arrived on a flight from the United Kingdom on Friday, 8 January tested positive for COVID-19, as per media reports.
An Air India flight from the United Kingdom (UK) arrived in Delhi on Friday with 246 passengers on board, amid concerns of a fast-spreading mutated strain of COVID-19 which had first surfaced in the UK.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted earlier in the day that, “All those arriving from the UK who test positive, will be isolated in an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for seven days, followed by seven days home quarantine.”
As passengers landed in Delhi on Friday, Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport notified the travelers with a clarification of the updated COVID-19 testing and isolation rules, stating that RT-PCR tests, which could take up to 10 hours, were mandatory for all arriving passengers.
The Union Health Ministry in a statement informed that the total number of 90 persons was detected with the UK mutant strain of COVID-19 to date.