Amid a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, the Kolkata Airport on Wednesday announced that it will now require a negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test report from passengers from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Telangana.
It is important to note that the RT-PCR test must be conducted within 72 hours before departure.
“As per State Govt guidelines passengers coming to #KolkataAirport from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala & Telangana must carry RT PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before departure.” Kolkata Airport Twitted.
As per State Govt guidelines passengers coming to #KolkataAirport from Maharashtra,Karnataka,Kerala & Telangana must carry RT PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before departure. For detailed guidelines passengers are requested to visit https://t.co/ky6DmzFiyO.— Kolkata Airport (@aaikolairport) April 14, 2021Advertisement
The decision comes after Kolkata registered a record spike of 1,271 coronavirus cases in a single day. On Tuesday, West Bengal also reported the highest single-day spike of 4,817 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the tally to 6,24,224. The death toll also rose to 10,434 after 20 fresh fatalities were registered in the state.
It must be noted that several states have already made negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test reports mandatory for flyers coming from states that reporting high cases.
Moreover, Considering the alarming situation as many as 6 states have imposed strict restrictions, which including night curfews, complete lockdown on weekends, and inter-state travel restrictions.
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