The Maharashtra authorities has made RT-PCR check necessary for travellers from Kerala, which has been reporting a excessive variety of COVID-19 instances, to verify the unfold of the viral an infection within the western state, an official stated on Thursday. Kerala’s energetic instances touched 64,390 on Wednesday, the very best within the nation.
The southern state additionally reported 5,980 recent COVID-19 instances on Wednesday, as per official figures.
The choice of obligatory RT-PCR check for travellers from Kerala has come into impact from Wednesday, Maharashtra’s secretary for reduction and rehabilitation (further cost), Anoop Kumar, instructed PTI.
Kerala has been reporting a excessive variety of COVID-19 instances and its energetic instances are as excessive as 64,000, he famous.
“As a precautionary measure, the Maharashtra authorities has determined to make the RT-PCR check necessary for travellers from Kerala,” the official stated.
The check must be performed 72 hours earlier than the graduation of journey, he added.
Comparable assessments have been already made necessary for travellers from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan since November final 12 months.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra reported three,451 new COVID-19 instances on Wednesday, taking the tally of infections to 20,52,253, in line with the state well being division.
The state has thus far reported 51,390 deaths because of the illness. There are 35,633 energetic COVID-19 instances within the state at current, the well being division stated on Wednesday.
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