West Bengal makes it mandatory to show negative Covid-19 test report for people travelling to Bengal from four states. The move comes after a sudden surge of Covid-19 cases in some states.
Those four states include Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra. However, those travelling through trains and buses are exempted but those travelling from flights have to compulsorily go under RT-PCR test starting from 27 February.
Two deaths have also been reported in West Bengal in last 24 hours which took the death toll to 10,253, and the two who died had underlying diseases, said the health ministry.
The tally mounted to 5,74,099 after 189 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the state. The discharge rate improved to 97.62% after 228 recoveries were registered in the state. So far, 5,60,447 have been recovered from the virus in the state.
Although, the total number active cases in the state lies at 3,399.
Around 8 Lakh people have been vaccinated in the state so far, said an official.
Apart from West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi are other two others to make the negative report compulsory for the arrivals.