Photo Story Reveals Life Inside an Indian Quarantine Facility

COVID 19: Life Inside Quarantine Facility in Delhi

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A total of 406 people who came back from Wuhan on Feb 1 and 2 are at the quarantine facility
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Over the past 12 days, these masked faces have been living a quarantined life at the Quarantine facility run by the Indo Tibetan Border Police in Chhawla, a village in South West Delhi.

One could say fate got them here, but no, it was actually a virus - coronavirus or COVID 19 to be precise - which originated from Wuhan, China, where these passengers had come from.

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Two masked ladies living a quarantined life at the Quarantine facility run by the Indo Tibetan Border Police

A total of 406 people, this also includes 7 persons from Maldives who came back from Wuhan on 1 and 2 February. Age is no bar at the quarantine facility, it seems.

A total of 406 people who came back from Wuhan on Feb 1 and 2 are at the quarantine facility
A total of 406 people who came back from Wuhan on Feb 1 and 2 are at the quarantine facility
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Pictures of inmates playing carrom board at the quarantine facility have already gone viral on social media.

Besides this, the inmates have also been keeping themselves busy by watching news on TV and reading newspapers made available at the ITBP centre.

In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of Chinas Wuhan, play carrom inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. As many as 647 Indians have been evacuated through two special Air India flights amid reports of more than 900 people being killed due to the virus in China
In this handout photo provided by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of Chinas Wuhan, play carrom inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. As many as 647 Indians have been evacuated through two special Air India flights amid reports of more than 900 people being killed due to the virus in China
(Photo: PTI)
 Indian nationals, who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city of Chinas Hubei province, have meal inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, in New Delhi
Indian nationals, who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Wuhan city of Chinas Hubei province, have meal inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, in New Delhi
(Photo: PTI)

Food, bed and other basic requirements are also catered by the ITBP.

The inmates are being looked after by an expert team of doctors and medical professionals.

An expert team of doctors is monitoring the inmates
An expert team of doctors is monitoring the inmates
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Periodical checkups are also being done as per medical protocol. Sufficient amount of medicines have also been kept at the centre.

Periodical medical checkups are being done as per medical protocol
Periodical medical checkups are being done as per medical protocol
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Samples of all 406 people have been found to be negative earlier.

The final sample collection of all 406 people housed at the quarantine facility will be done by the team of doctors at the Centre. As per the advisory received, all samples are being taken on the 13th and 14th day of them being in the camp. While the samples of 200 persons has already been taken today, rest of the samples will be taken tomorrow.

Samples of 200 inmates has already been taken
Samples of 200 inmates has already been taken
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Before their proposed release, all inmates will have to give their final samples
Before their proposed release, all inmates will have to give their final samples
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The final sample collection of all the travelers is being done before their proposed release after the scheduled quarantine period.

Due medical procedures are being followed at the Quarantine facility as per ITBP
Due medical procedures are being followed at the Quarantine facility as per ITBP
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The samples will be sent to the designated laboratories. The reports shall be received by the 16th or 17th day in the camp though Indian Council of Medical Research.

Based on the reports, the decision to discharge the travelers, if agreed to by the authorities, will be taken on the 18th day from the Camp.

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