With a spurt in coronavirus instances in 5 states, Delhi will make it important for these arriving from these states to hold a destructive Covid take a look at report from Friday, sources say.
Folks travelling to Delhi from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab by flights, trains or buses should present a destructive RT-PCR take a look at from Saturday to March 15. These getting into Delhi by street have been exempted.
Official orders shall be issued later as we speak.
Sources say the Delhi authorities took the choice as a result of prior to now week, 86 per cent of the brand new virus instances have emerged from these states.
Officers in these states shall be requested to confirm Covid destructive studies from checks taken as much as 72 hours earlier than the flight earlier than permitting passengers to go away for Delhi.
The brand new rule shall be in place from Friday midnight to March 15, 12 midday, sources mentioned.
Maharashtra and Kerala alone account for 75% of the nation’s present lively instances after a sudden rise in new infections in current days.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra recorded the very best variety of 5,210 new instances, adopted by Kerala (2,212) and Tamil Nadu (449). Maharashtra reported 18 deaths, adopted by Kerala with 16 and Punjab 15, mentioned the well being ministry.
States like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand have introduced related restrictions on folks travelling from these states.
In Maharashtra, instances have been on the rise in Mumbai’s suburbs and Nagpur, Amravati, Nashik, Akola and Yavatmal.
Maharashtra has introduced a state-wide ban on social, political and non secular gatherings, in addition to imposing contemporary native lockdowns or curbs in districts like Pune and Amravati.
Punjab has additionally seen an increase within the weekly positivity charge and the variety of instances.
The surge within the 5 states has sparked fears of a second wave, with the Centre directing them to emphasize on strict surveillance, containment and RT-PCR-testing.
The Union Well being Ministry has additionally written to all states and Union Territories on the necessity to considerably improve the tempo of vaccination.