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14 days quarantine mandatory for those returning from Afghanistan, Center issued guidelines

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People coming to India from Afghanistan will have to be compulsorily quarantined for 14 days. The central government on Tuesday said that those evacuated to Afghanistan will have to compulsorily quarantine for 14 days at ITBP’s Chhawla camp near Delhi. The central government has taken the decision to keep the quarantine after in which at least two people out of 146 people who came to India from Afghanistan have come corona positive. These people were brought from Kabul to Delhi on Monday.

ITBP officials familiar with the developments said that the first batch of 81 people evacuated from Afghanistan will be quarantined for 14 days at the ITBP camp in Chhawla. Talking to news agency ANI, an ITBP official said that people whose corona report has come positive have been admitted to Kovid Hospital.

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Let us tell you that since the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, the government is running a campaign to evacuate people from there. International passengers being airlifted from the war-torn country have been exempted from the mandatory pre-boarding RT-PCIr test. Earlier in the day, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that India has evacuated 626 people including 228 civilians and 77 Afghan Sikhs till Tuesday and the process is on.

Among those evacuated from Afghanistan were Afghan MPs Narendra Singh Khalsa and Anarkali Honnarayar and their families in the evacuated IAF aircraft. On Tuesday, a special India Air India flight brought 78 people, including 25 Indian nationals, from Kabul via Dushanbe in Tajikistan.

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