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No quarantining of contacts since September 27 in Chennai

The Greater Chennai Corporation has stopped quarantining the contacts of COVID-19 positive persons, with not even a single contact has been placed under quarantine since September 27.

No quarantining of contacts since September 27 in Chennai


As per the home quarantine monitoring data released by the civic body, 8,11,524 persons who were the contacts of those testing positive had been put under quarantine since the outbreak.

When asked, a field official said that the civic body was testing the contacts if they show any of the symptoms. “We are only tracing the immediate contacts of the infected persons. We stopped quarantining the contacts,” he added.

The Corporation has quarantined more than 30.76 lakh residents since the outbreak, which is close to 35 per cent of total population of the city. Among the ones who were quarantined, 5.98 lakh were family members of the infected persons.

“More than 9.20 lakh persons were quarantined after giving their samples for testing, and more than 5.89 lakh were quarantined for travelling. Around 1.59 lakh persons were put under home quarantine after the experts deployed at the fever camps identified symptoms,” an official said.

At present, 1,79,375 people are under home quarantine for 14 days. However, none of them is contact of those who tested positive. The data added that of the 10,530 persons who had provided samples for testing at the testing labs run by government, Corporation and private facilities, 181 remained untraceable.

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