Persons who come in contact with COVID-19 patients need not get tested, says Delhi Health Minister

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Persons who come in contact with COVID-19 patients need not get tested, says Delhi Health Minister

Reported By:DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Web Team |Source: ANI |Updated: Jan 05, 2022, 11:17 PM IST

A person who has come in contact with a COVID infected person but has not developed any symptoms need not take a test, Health Minister of Delhi Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday (January 5). The minister posted on Twitter in Hindi, “As per Ministry of Health’s the new guidelines, if you have come in contact with a COVID infected person but you do not have any symptoms, then there is no need to get yourself tested. Do not panic, isolate yourself and keep checking your fever and oxygen level regularly at home.”

होम आइसोलेशन में कोरोना के मरीज इन बातों का ख्याल रखें:



घर के अन्य सदस्यों से खुद को अलग रखे


 क्रॉस-वेंटिलेशन वाले हवादार कमरे में रहे


 ट्रिपल-लेयर मास्क पहने


 साफ-सफाई का ख़ासा ख्याल रखे


 खुद को व्यस्त रखें, परिवार और रिश्तेदारों से समय-समय पर फोन से बात करते रहें pic.twitter.com/Q2w4KrUWoa
— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) January 5, 2022



The quarantine period in Delhi, for patients in home isolation after testing COVID-19 positive, has been shortened from 14 days to 7 days.


India has logged 58,097 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate is at 4.18 per cent the Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday.


The active caseload of COVID cases in the country now stands at 2,14,004. As per the Ministry, 2,135 cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in India, of which 828 have recovered. Maharashtra and Delhi are among the worst-hit states with the highest number of recorded Omicron cases at 653 and 464 respectively.

As many as 4,82,551 recoveries and 534 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours were also reported by the Ministry. While the cumulative recoveries from the virus stand at 3,43,21,803, the total COVID deaths were reported to be 4,82,551. Furthermore, the Ministry informed that over 147.72 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered across the nation so far.

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