Rajasthan Makes Negative Covid-19 Report Mandatory For Passengers From 4 More States

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Ashok Gehlot, chief minister of Rajasthan in a statement said that all passengers coming from Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat are require to show negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test reports for entry into the state.

Last week the Govt. of Rajasthan has also mandated the same from all passengers arriving from Maharashtra and Kerala.

The decision comes after a high-level review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence on Friday.

“निवास पर हुई कोविड-19 की स्थिति की उच्चस्तरीय समीक्षा बैठक में निर्णय लिया कि केरल,महाराष्ट्र से राजस्थान आने वाले लोगों की तरह अब पंजाब,हरियाणा,मध्यप्रदेश, गुजरात से प्रदेश में आने वालों के लिए भी 72 घण्टे पूर्व कोरोना के आरटीपीसीआर टेस्ट की नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट दिखाना अनिवार्य होगा।” CM Ashok Gehlot said in a tweet.

Rajasthan CM also urged people to continue to take precautionary measures to prevent more infections.

“Residents should follow the health protocols such as wearing of masks, maintain proper distances, and frequent hand washing.” Gehlot further said in a statement.

He called negligence in following Covid-19 protocols a matter of serious concern and directed the concerned departments to speed up the awareness campaign again.

Gehlot said the Covid-19 vaccination drive was underway at a good pace but there is a need to accelerate it.

Health minister Raghu Sharma said he has held talks with the Centre to ensure a proper supply of Covid vaccines.

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“In view of the good performance of Rajasthan in comparison to other states of the country, Rajasthan has demanded more doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the central government,” Sharma said.

Secretary (medical and health) Siddharth Mahajan said the number of cases in the state dipped to below 100 in February. He added there has been an increase in the cases this month.

“Rajasthan has a positivity rate of 5.05%, recovery rate 98.66%, and active cases of 0.47% which is better than the national average.


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