On Tuesday, Seventy-eight people, who were evacuated from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country, left the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility in Delhi. Due to the 14-day mandatory quarantine rule in place for international travellers arriving in India, the evacuees were kept at the ITBP facility.
As per the statement of the Union Health Ministry to The Hindustan Times, any person who tested positive or was detected as symptomatic shall be shifted to identified COVID-19 dedicated Covid care centre or Covid hospital.
ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey said, These people completed the requisite quarantine and were given departure from Chhawla Camp. 53 Afghan nationals – 34 men, nine women, and 10 children – and 25 Indian nationals – 18 men, five women, and 12 children were included in the group- according to ITBP.
On August 24, after being airlifted from Afghanistan they reached the ITBP quarantine facility. Where 35 people (24 Indian and 11 from Nepal) are still under quarantine at their Chhawla camp and will be released after completing the 14-day period on September 8, said the ITBP to Hindustan Times.
According to ITBP, services like food, lodging, indoor games, Wi-Fi, and canteen free of cost are being provided to the Evacuees. Yoga and stress counseling sessions are also being organized by stress counselors.
The first 1,000-bed quarantine center in the country has been established by the ITBP facility at Chhawla. Which kept more than 1,200 people, including 42 nationals from eight countries, under quarantine from January to May 2020.