Covid-Negative Report Mandatory For Air Passengers To Bengal From Delhi

Covid-Negative Report Mandatory For Air Passengers To Bengal From Delhi

New Delhi:

Air passengers from Delhi and four other states will have to carry Covid-negative certificates, not older than 72 hours, to enter West Bengal from April 26, the state government has informed the centre.

The poll-bound state had reported 1,274 coronavirus cases on April 1. However, just three weeks later, its daily Covid-figure crossed the 10,000-mark. On Friday, the state reported highest-ever 12,876 coronavirus cases. A day before, it had logged 11,948 cases.

Bengal currently has over 74,700 active cases.

In a letter to the Civil Aviation Department, the Bengal government wrote that passengers from Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh – all badly hit the coronavirus pandemic’s second wave – will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test report to travel to the state.

The rule already exists for passengers from worst-hit Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana.

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