New Delhi: Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for anyone testing positive for coronavirus in the capital city was withdrawn on Saturday. Taking to Twitter, Baijal stated that only those positive cases that do not require hospitalisation on clinical assessment and do not have adequate facilities for home isolation would be required to undergo institutional isolation. Also Read - Pune Containment Zones List Today: 50 New Areas Declared COVID-19 Hotspots, Total Count Now 109 | Ward-Wise List Here
“Regarding institutional isolation, only those COVID positive cases which do not require hospitalisation on clinical assessment and do not have adequate facilities for home isolation would be required to undergo institutional isolation”, tweeted the L-G. Also Read - Arunachal Pradesh Lockdown News: Week-long Total Shutdown in Itanagar, Nagarlagun From July 6 | Detailed Guidelines Soon
The development comes hours after CM Arvind Kejriwal opposed to the proposal at the DDMA meeting, which ended inconclusively.”Why the separate rule was employed in case of Delhi”, CM Kejriwal reportedly said at the meeting.
Yesterday, Baijal had ordered a five-day institutional quarantine for all asymptomatic COVID-19 patients or those with mild symptoms in place of home isolation. He had also directed that after the five-day institutional quarantine asymptomatic patients will be sent for home isolation.
Criticising strongly, Delhi Deputy CM and Kejriwal close aide Manish Sisodia had said that the order is against the guidelines of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). He has stated that the order will create “chaos” in Delhi.