After Karnataka, the Uttarakhand government on Tuesday put travel restriction on people from states witnessing a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases.
Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, travellers from these states to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand, Dehradun DM said on Tuesday.
“Travellers from these five states to undergo testing at state borders, railway station and Dehradun airport,” says Dehradun DM, as reported by ANI.
Due to rise in COVID19 cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, MP & Chhattisgarh, travellers from these states, to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand
“Travellers from these 5 States to undergo testing at State borders, railway station & Dehradun airport,” says Dehradun DM
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2021
On Sunday, the Karnataka government made negative RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours, compulsory for travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala as the state shares border with these two states, which have seen a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases in the past few days.
India reported 10,584 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total Covid 19 tally to 1,10,16,434 on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has reduced to 1,47,306, which 1.34 per cent of the total caseload, it said. Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Karnataka and Gujarat account for 84% of the new cases. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 5,210, followed by Kerala (2,212) and Tamil Nadu (449).
As these states are witnessing a sudden spike in the number of Coronavirus infections in the past few days, there is a fear of another wave among people, though Covid-19 cases in the country are on the decline. The central government has advised these states to work on improving overall testing by focusing on increasing proportion of RT-PCR tests, all negative Rapid Test results to be mandatorily followed by RT-PCR test & refocus on strict & comprehensive surveillance among others.