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COVID positivity rate crosses 5% in Delhi

COVID positivity rate crosses 5% in Delhi

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases across the national capital, the Delhi government may soon impose a night curfew and issue a red alert.

At present, the COVID positivity rate is 7.64 per cent in Delhi. That means it crossed the specified rate of 5 per cent as per the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

As per the suggestions of GRAP, if the positivity rate crosses 5 per cent for two consecutive days, the government should issue a red alert. In addition to that, shops, restaurants, malls, cinema halls and other such places shall remain closed. Besides, the government will restrict the movement of people, which will result in night curfews and weekend curfews.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government issued new guidelines for international arrivals. The state government imposed many restrictions, including RT-PCR tests for symptomatic people at the airport. It also directed officials to initiate surveillance measures for international arrivals.

The government said that the COVID situation was under control. Random tests are being conducted at airports for international arrivals.

Here are the new COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Karnataka government:

  • As per the new guidelines, all symptomatic people should undergo RT-PCR tests at the airport testing laboratory. The samples of COVID positive people will be sent for genome sequencing.
  • COVID patients should follow the protocol of the government. Their treatment will be done as per the protocol.
  • Officials shall conduct screening and surveillance for international arrivals according to the recommendations of the State COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
  • Passengers who arrived from other countries at Bengaluru International Airport should undergo thermal screening. The same should be followed at Mangaluru International Airport also.
  • International arrivals, especially from Japan and Thailand, should be monitored for 14 days. This telemonitoring will be done at the district level through the call centre. If anyone develops symptoms during the period, their treatment and management shall be done as per the COVID-19 protocol. District teams should make sure that they follow the COVID protocol in this regard.

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