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No more institutional quarantine in Delhi for UK passengers testing negative for COVID-19

Passengers will still have to quarantine for 14 days at home on arrival even if they have tested negative for COVID-19.

January 30, 2021 / 05:42 PM IST
File image: Delhi airport

File image: Delhi airport

Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom will not be sent to mandatory institutional quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19, the Delhi government has said on January 30.

The passengers who test negative in the RT-PCR test will now have to be quarantined at home for all 14 days.

Earlier, it was mandatory for passengers coming from the UK to go through a seven-day mandatory institutional quarantine followed by a seven-day home quarantine. This protocol was put in place amid concerns that the new coronavirus strain found in the UK is more infectious.

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