Amid the surge in covid-19 cases in five states, Delhi makes it mandatory to have a negative covid-19 report for those arriving in Delhi from those five states.
The travellers who are travelling through flights, trains and buses except those who are travelling by road, will have to show their negative RT-PCR test from February 27 to March 15.
The states for which the development comes include Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Kerala, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. However, the official orders are yet to be issued today in the evening.
As per the sources, the Delhi government has brought this development in the wake of rising cases from these five states, according to the stats 86 % of new cases have been emerged from these five states only.
Passengers have to take their test before 72 hours of boarding any public transport to Delhi and the proper verification is advised by the Delhi government.
75% of the total cases in the country are alone constituted by Maharashtra and Kerala and majorly of them are new strains.
According to the health ministry, on Tuesday Maharashtra recorded the highest number of 5,210 new cases, followed by Kerala (2,212) and Tamil Nadu (449). Maharashtra reported 18 deaths, followed by Kerala with 16 and Punjab 15.
Apart from Delhi three other states of Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have also imposed similar restrictions on the travelers.
Mumbai’s suburbs and Nagpur, Nashik, Akola, Yavatmal and Amravati are some of the epicenter in Maharashtra for the maximum cases.
Fresh lockdowns in Pune and Amravati along with ban on all social, political and religious gatherings have been ordered in Maharashtra.
Punjab has also recorded a spurt in cases in the past week and a rising positivity rate.
The sudden spurt in cases and many of new strains have sparked a fear of second wave in the country.
Amid various curbing strategies the Union Health Ministry wrote to all states and UTs to consistently focus on the vaccination drive.