Video Volunteers community correspondent Jahan Ara Makroo flew from Delhi to Srinagar on 28 June 2020. She reports on the safety procedures followed in both the airports and in the government-run quarantine centre in Pulwama, Kashmir.
Jahan Ara says that she was given a mask and a face shield in the aircraft and in a row meant for three, only two people were seated to maintain physical distance. Upon arrival in Srinagar, she was tested for COVID-19 infection. Until the test results came three days later, she and others arriving into Srinagar were isolated in a quarantine centre run by the Pulwama district administration.
She further reports that the quarantine centre had timely availability of doctors, cleanliness in rooms and physical distancing was followed. Food was provided by the administration and she also allowed food from home.
Once her test result came in negative, she was allowed to go home and was advised to quarantine herself in the house for the next 14 days.
We are happy to report about this well-functioning quarantine facility and wish that all such centres would take a lesson from this.
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