Amid the surging cases in the national capital the Delhi government has issued an order making 14-days quarantine mandatory for all the residents of Delhi who attended Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), GNCTD said that all residents of Delhi, returning from Haridwar after attending Kumbh Mela, will have to mandatorily stay in home quarantine for 14 days on arrival to the national capital.

The order further stated that all Delhi residents, who visited Haridwar’s Kumbh from April 4 till today or will be travelling today up till April 30, are required to upload details (viz name, address in Delhi, contact number, ID proof, date of departure from Delhi & arrival here) on link at Delhi government portal.

If found that any resident returning to Delhi after visiting Kumbh has not submitted required details, he/she will be sent to institutional government quarantine for 14 days, the order said.

The Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday also directed all district collectors to quarantine people returning from Kumbh Mela being held in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar. The state government said that all returnees will have to inform the district collector about their arrival.

Gujarat government has made RT-PCR test mandatory for the returnees. Devotees returning home to Gujarat from the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will not be given direct entry to their villages, said Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday, adding that all returnees will have to undergo an RT-PCR test against COVID-19.

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