Compulsory 14-day Covid-19 Quarantine for Afghan Evacuees at ITBP Camp in Delhi: Centre


People who were stranded in crisis-hit Afghanistan arrive by a special repatriation flight of IAF at the Hindan Air Force Station, in Ghaziabad, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)

People who have been stranded in crisis-hit Afghanistan arrive by a particular repatriation flight of IAF on the Hindan Air Force Station, in Ghaziabad, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)

The ministry stated the Centre is enterprise emergency evacuation of individuals from Afghanistan to India and contemplating the character of disaster, it has already allowed exemption from obligatory preboarding RT-PCTR testing.

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  • Last Updated:August 24, 2021, 22:09 IST
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The Union well being ministry has issued a memorandum mandating obligatory minimal 14 days institutional quarantine for these being evacuated from Afghanistan, on the ITBP Chhawla Camp right here, amid COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The ministry stated the Centre is enterprise emergency evacuation of individuals from Afghanistan to India and contemplating the character of disaster, it has already allowed exemption from obligatory pre-boarding RT-PCTR testing (presently mandated for worldwide travellers) for individuals who have been evacuated from the war-torn nation.

“Coronavirus transmission (together with circulation of variants) in Afghanistan is unclear at current, as a matter of ample precaution, it has been determined that the coming individuals shall endure a compulsory minimal 14 days institutional quarantine at Sector Headquarters Logistic and Communications, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Chhawla Camp, Najafgarh Road, New Delhi,” the office memorandum dated August 23 said. “The Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Civil Aviation shall intimate ITBP adequately in advance about the exact date and timing of these incoming flights along with the passenger manifest. The said information may also be provided to the Government of NCT of Delhi,” it stated.

ITBP will make requisite preparations for arranging transportation of passengers from arrival airport to the Chhawla Camp, Najafgarh. Any individual testing optimistic or detected as symptomatic shall be shifted to recognized COVID-19 devoted Covid Care Centre or Covid hospital of NCT of Delhi, the memorandum acknowledged. All nodal companies concerned — MEA, MOCA, MHA, ITBP and Government of NCT of Delhi, NCDC — shall designate and talk the title, designation and call variety of their nodal individuals to one another and to the Ministry of Health, it added.

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