Avoid travelling to Delhi: Chandigarh health dept issues advisory as Covid cases surge in capital

As the number of coronavirus cases continue to surge in Delhi, the Chandigarh health department on Wednesday issued an advisory asking people to avoid travelling to the national capital.

Due to the ongoing steady rise in coronavirus cases in Delhi, people should avoid travelling to risk zones like Delhi-NCR as the probability of city residents getting infected increases significantly when they are in high risk zones, said the advisory.

On Wednesday, the national capital reported a spike of 7,486 fresh Covid-19, pushing the infection tally in Delhi to more than 5 lakh, along with 133 new deaths, the highest single-day toll count till date. With this, the death toll in the capital has reached 7,943, authorities said.

According to an advisory issued by the health department, people who return from Delhi should maintain social distance from their family members and always wear masks at home. They should also limit their contact with others to less than 15 minutes, as reported by news agency PTI.

People should also adhere to coronavirus protocols at their workplaces to stem the spread of Covid-19 infection, it further said, adding that they should get themselves tested immediately if they develop any kind of virus-related symptom, the advisory added.

Also, people travelling back from Delhi by bus should avail the free coronavirus testing facility provided at sector 17 bus stand, it said.

Meanwhile, Chandigarh on Wednesday reported 145 new virus cases, taking the infection count to 16,167, PTI reported.

The death toll in Chandigarh stands at 253.

(With PTI inputs)

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