New Delhi, March 27 -- All health care workers in the national capital who are attending to Covid-19 patients will be tested for the deadly, fast-spreading infection, the Delhi government has instructed.

"All health care facility workers/doctors who are directly involved in the treatment of Covid-19 positive patients and staff or doctors directly involved in drawing samples at the designated sample collection centre" will be tested in the next 24 hours, according to an order issued late Wednesday night.

Also, the order directed that samples of all persons admitted across government hospitals with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) be tested within the 24 hours.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (IMCR) changed the testing prot...