Random Covid testing at Delhi airport, mandatory quarantine for those found positive

Random testing of passengers arriving from states witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases will be done at the Delhi airport and those found positive will be “mandatorily quarantined”.

“As per the latest government mandate, District Disaster Management Authorities will conduct random COVID-19 testing of passengers coming from the states where the cases are increasing,” Delhi Airport said in a statement on Wednesday.

“After collections of samples, the travellers would be allowed to exit. However, those passengers who are found positive will be mandatorily quarantined as per the protocol of the ministry of health and family welfare,” it added.

The Delhi government had earlier declared that random testing of coronavirus will be held across airports, railway and bus stations.

Over 53,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the last 24 hours, out of which Delhi contributed with 992.