The Delhi government has issued an order requiring all Delhi residents who visit the Kumbh in Haridwar to quarantine themselves in their homes for fourteen days upon their return. Anyone who violates the order will face legal action.
An order issued by Chief Secretary Vijay Dev states: “All Delhi residents, who have visited or are going to visit Kumbh, will be required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon arrival in Delhi.” “Delhi residents who visited the Kumbh Mela between April 4 and April 17 are required to upload their contact details to a link provided on the Delhi government website within 24 hours,” he added in a statement. official letter.
“Those who are going to visit Kumbh between April 18 and April 30 must fill in their details before leaving Delhi. This will allow the government to effectively trace all visitors to Kumbh Mela,” the letter read.
He further said that if someone who visits the Kumbh Mela fails to upload their information, they will be sent to an institutional quarantine center for two weeks, the official order said.
More than 1,700 people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Kumbh in Haridwar. The COVID-19 protocol, including the wearing of masks and social distancing, has been blatantly violated as lakhs gathered for the great Hindu pilgrimage.
Meanwhile, Delhi on Saturday reported 24,374 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the highest total on record in a single day. There are now nearly 70,000 active cases in Delhi.