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Sent To Quarantine Despite Being Covid Negative: UK Returned Family To Delhi High Court


Plea has sought that petitioners be launched from their alleged “unlawful confinement” (Representational)

New Delhi:

A household of 4 together with two minor kids which has been despatched to 7-day institutional quarantine after getting back from the UK, advised the Delhi Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday that the motion amounted to “unlawful confinement” as that they had examined unfavorable for COVID-19.

Justice Prathiba M Singh issued discover to the ministries of civil aviation and exterior affairs as additionally the Delhi authorities searching for their stand on the plea moved by the household which is quarantined at Resort Vivanta in Dwarka in Delhi.

Advocate Ganesh Chand Sharma, showing for the household, advised the courtroom that each one the members have been examined for COVID-19 after they arrived in New Delhi from the UK on February 20 and regardless of testing unfavorable they have been “illegally and unlawfully” despatched to institutional quarantine.

Mr Sharma mentioned the motion was unlawful as in line with the rules revealed on the Delhi airport web site, institutional quarantine was not necessary for all of the passengers arriving from the UK and was relevant solely to those that examined constructive for COVID-19.

The petition mentioned that earlier than ranging from the UK, the household had undergone a COVID-19 take a look at they usually have been issued a ”fit-to-fly” certificates.

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After arriving at Delhi, they have been once more examined and have been discovered unfavorable for COVID-19, regardless of which they have been despatched to institutional quarantine at their value in a 5-star resort as an alternative of residence quarantine as sought by the petitioners.

The plea has sought that the petitioners be launched from their alleged “unlawful confinement” and the price of their “pressured” keep on the premium lounge of IGI airport at Rs 2,600 per particular person on the resort be borne by the Centre and Delhi authorities.

The petitioners have additionally sought compensation from the 2 governments “for the ache and agony suffered as a result of wrongful act and conduct” of the authorities.

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