Travellers from 5 states need Covid-19 report to enter Delhi
On Wednesday, the reports said that travellers from five states- Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab will have to show negative Covid-19 test reports before entering Delhi. This report came after the covid-19 cases rose in some areas.
According to news agency ANI, “Those travelling to the national capital from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab will have to show a negative RT-PCR test, and this rule will apply for those entering Delhi in trains, planes and buses”.
The order will be issued in the day and it will be effective till March 15. The issue was discussed in a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
With a surge in daily infections, India has recorded a rise in active cases of the coronavirus disease. There is a fear of second wave. The Centre has ordered to focus on strict surveillance.
According to Union ministry of health and family welfare, Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have also seen rise in daily cases.
On Sunday, Maharashtra announced a state-wide ban on social, political and religious gatherings.
Maharashtra also said that people from Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala to show negative RT-PCR test.
Covid-19 test is made mandatory by Uttarakhand government for people coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
People coming from Maharashtra and Kerala should take Covid-19 test, Manipur ordered.
Passengers coming from Assam need to conduct an antigen test on arrival. Also, people from Meghalaya will also need to take an RT-PCR test.
Mizoram also requires a negative Covid-19 report from all passengers. In Odisha, people above the age of 55 years need an antigen test.
Everyone arriving in Tripura also need to take Covid-19 test. Passengers from Srinagar also need a negative RT-PCR test.
On Tuesday, Covid-19 tally reached 638,173 and 10,903 deaths were reported after 145 new cases according to a bulletin released by the Delhi government.
On Wednesday, India`s covid-19 tally reached 11,030,176 with 13,742 new infections and 104 new deaths, according to the health ministry.