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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Kerala warns of lockdown, UP's cases dip

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A health worker collects a nasal sample from a man at a Mohalla Clinic to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease, at Greater Kailash in New Delhi on Wednesday

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Confusion over isolation: In Delhi, confusion over institutional isolation of those older than 60 and with comorbidities has persisted. In at least two districts, Delhi government norms allowing for patients to be home quarantined depending on a doctor’s assessment have not been followed. On September 21, Southwest Delhi passed an order stating that all such patients will have to be admitted to Covid Care Centres or Covid Health Centres. This was later withdrawn on Sunday. West Delhi is also following the same template, although authorities say no written orders have been given. Mandatory shifting of patients to Covid Care centres

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First Published: Sep 28 2020 | 2:46 PM IST

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