MUMBAI: No more home quarantine for those above 45 years testing Covid-19 positive in Palghar district. The district administration issued directives that those aged 45 and above have to be sent to Covid care centres (CCC) for observation. The administration has reserved 5% beds in dedicated Covid hospitals (DCH) and dedicated Covid health centres (DCHC) for CCC patients, in case their health deteriorates.
Persons aged 45 and above testing positive have increased. They have been found to be flouting home quarantine rules. Last month, stamping of home quarantine patients had restarted. Laboratories have been told to inform civic and district health officers about those above 45 testing positive. There are 2,992 persons of various ages under home quarantine now. The rule will apply to new patients.