Min 5-Day Institutional Quarantine for COVID Patients in Delhi: LG

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A health worker carries medical waste for disposal at Calcutta Medical College Hospital in Kolkata on 16 June. 

Hours after the reports of Home Ministry directing Delhi government to stop home isolation for COVID-19 patients surfaced, Delhi LG Anil Baijal has ordered mandatory five-day institutional quarantine for each COVID-19 case under home-quarantine, reported PTI.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 13,586 to 3,80,532 on Friday in what is the biggest one-day spike. The death toll increased by 336 to 12,573. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 1,63,248 active cases across the country, while 2,04,710 patients have been cured or discharged.

Maharashtra and Delhi had recorded their biggest single-day spikes in the number of coronavirus cases on Thursday. While the national capital recorded 2,877 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to over 49,000, Maharashtra reported 3,752 new infections, which took its total number of cases to 1,20,504. The death tolls in Delhi and Maharashtra stood at 1,969 and 5,751 respectively.

  • A committee constituted by Amit Shah has recommended reduced rates to be charged by private hospitals in Delhi for isolation beds, and ICUs with and without ventilator support
  • Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will hold a meeting at 5 pm on Friday to discuss increasing the number of ICU beds in city hospitals
  • There have been over 8.4 million coronavirus cases reported globally, with India being the fourth worst-affected country
  • The Health Ministry on Thursday wrote to all states and UTs, directing them to ensure that salaries of doctors and healthcare workers doing COVID-related duties is released on time

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9:40 PM , 19 Jun

Mandatory 5-Day Institutional Quarantine for Each COVID-19 Patient in Delhi: LG

Mandatory five-day institutional quarantine for each COVID-19 case under home-quarantine, orders Delhi LG Anil Baijal, reports PTI.

8:52 PM , 19 Jun

12,680 Rapid Antigen Tests in Delhi Today 

Today, 12,680 people in Delhi were tested for COVID-19 using 'Rapid Antigen Testing' Kit, out of which 951 people were found positive, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.

8:31 PM , 19 Jun

Lav Agarwal Writes to Delhi Officials Over Home Isolation 

Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry writes to Special Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary (Health) of states and Chief Secretary of Delhi over, "strict implementation of the guidelines on home isolation at the field level", ANI reports.

6:27 PM , 19 Jun

COVID-19 Patients to Be Sent to Government Facilities in Delhi: Report

All COVID-19 patients will be sent to government facilities in Delhi. There won't be home quarantine any more, reports NDTV citing sources.

Published: 19 Jun 2020, 8:40 AM IST