At least 10 people brought to India safely from Afghanistan have been found infected with the corona virus. People coordinating efforts to evacuate people with the Government of India have given this information on Tuesday.
Kovid-19 has been confirmed among at least 10 people who were evacuated from Afghanistan after their arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport. An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) official said that 81 people, who arrived from Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday, have been sent to the ITBP segregation center at Chhawla in south-west Delhi.
According to an office memorandum of the Union Health Ministry, a minimum of 14 days institutional quarantine has been made mandatory for people being brought from Afghanistan at India ITBP’s camp at Chhawla here. The ministry has taken this step in view of the Kovid-19 pandemic.
According to the memorandum, any person coming from Afghanistan will be admitted to a hospital in the national capital Delhi after the corona virus is confirmed and he shows symptoms of the disease. “All 78 people who arrived from Kabul via Dushanbe were tested for COVID at the IGI airport and about 10 of them tested positive for the virus,” said entrepreneur Kanva Bhalla, who helped evacuate people from Afghanistan.
Corona News: 10 people brought from Afghanistan were found corona positive on Tuesday