Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the Delhi government has made it mandatory to carry Covid-19 negative report for people coming from five states. Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab are witnessing a spike in the daily coronavirus cases.
According to reports in media, the order will be in force from midnight of 26 February and will be applicable till 15 March.
This order will be applicable to the passengers coming to Delhi by flight, train and bus.
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am today, India has reported 13,742 new cases of coronavirus and 104 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India stands at 1,10,30,176 and the active cases tally is 1,46,907. While as many as 1,56,567 deaths have been reported, a total of 1,07,26,702 people have been discharged.
Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, several states have made it mandatory for visitors to produce the COVID-19 test if they are coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
For travellers from Maharashtra or Kerala, a Covid-19 negative certificate is now mandatory in Karnataka. This is applicable to everyone irrespective of the mode of travel. For air passengers, the test report has to be within 72 hours prior to the flight.
Uttarakhand has also made the covid-19 test mandatory for people coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The Centre has deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for supporting them in public health measures for targeted Covid-19 response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic.
The three-member multidisciplinary teams are headed by Joint Secretary level officers in the Health Ministry. These teams will work closely with the States/UT administration and ascertain the reasons for the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. They will also coordinate with health authorities of the States/UT for requisite COVID19 control measures to break the chain of transmission.