All coronavirus patients in Delhi do not need to go to quarantine centre, the Centre said today. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today revoked his earlier order where every individual diagnosed COVID-19 positive through a swab test required to visit a COVID care centre (CCC) for clinical assessment of symptoms.
COVID-19 patients who do not have adequate facilities at home are required to be shifted to COVID care centres, Baijal said today. The decision comes a day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to withdraw the existing.
On June 19, Baijal had issued an order making it compulsory for all coronavirus patients to be placed in institutional quarantine for five days. The Aam Aadmi Party government strongly opposed the June 19 order, the calling it an ‘arbitrary decision.’
Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday that he has written to Union home minister Amit Shah to restore the old Covid-19 testing rules in Delhi.
“I had requested Lt Governor to change the rule under which every Covid-19 patient is required to visit a quarantine centre for assessment. It has been two days, but I haven’t received any reply. This new system has created pressure on administration,” Sisodia said.