In the middle of the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country, the Rajasthan government on Thursday tightened restrictions for travellers arriving from Maharashtra and Kerala. The state government has made it mandatory for travellers from these states to produce a negative COVID-19 test report upon their arrival in the state.
The statement by the government said, “Travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala to Rajasthan should provide negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours on their arrival.”
निवास पर कोविड संक्रमण एवं वैक्सीनेशन को लेकर हुई समीक्षा बैठक में तय किया है कि महाराष्ट्र व केरल से राजस्थान आने वाले लोगों के लिए कोरोना आरटीपीसीआर टेस्ट की नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट साथ में लाना अनिवार्य होगा, साथ ही मार्च के फर्स्ट वीक से पुनः अवेयरनेस कैम्पेन चलाने का निर्णय लिया है। pic.twitter.com/yFRLvAwYnH
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On February 24, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir for supporting them in public health measures for targeted COVID response and management.
According to the official release, the three-member multidisciplinary teams will work closely with the states and UT administration and ascertain the reasons for the recent surge in the number of COVID19 cases. They will also coordinate with health authorities of the states and UT for requisite COVID19 control measures to break the chain of transmission.
The health ministry has advised states and UTs for regular critical review of the emerging situation with concerned district officials to ensure that gains made so far in COVID management are not lost.
However, over 1,100 new COVID-19 cases are reported in Mumbai for the second day in a row on Thursday, taking the tally to 3,22,843, while five more patients died due to the infection. With the new patients being more than the recovered patients, the number of active cases increased to 8,997 from 8,320 a day before. The number of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries in Mumbai has crossed the 2-lakh mark.