In a major development, the Ladakh administration has made ‘negative’ RT-PCR test reports mandatory for all passengers entering the Union Territory.
Not just that, all passengers arriving by air or road will also have to undergo rapid antigen tests (RAT) even if they had undergone the mandatory RT-PCR test, not more than 96 hours before reaching Ladakh.
The decision comes after a former parliamentarian raised an alarm over a surge in COVID-19 cases in the rural areas of Ladakh.
In the other development, Ladhak has also extended the ongoing Covid-19 curfew by another two weeks i.e from 24th May (7 AM) till 7th June (7 AM).
Chairman, DDMA Leh @ShrikantS_H notifies the extension of ongoing #Covid19 curfew by another two weeks i.e from 24th May (7 AM) till 7th June (7AM)@lg_ladakh @LAHDC_LEH @DC_Leh_Official @ddnewsladakh pic.twitter.com/p1EZvqmQY9— DIPR Leh (@DIPR_Leh) May 21, 2021
The passengers including Tourists traveling to/from outside Leh district by Air shall be allowed to commute on the production of boarding passes/Air Tickets and only a limited no. of Taxis/Mazda Buses with the prior permission of the office of the District Magistrate, Leh shall be allowed to ply.
All Leh-bound vehicles including the Load carriers/Commercial taxis coming from outside the district shall be allowed with strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs of UT/District Administration.