Maharashtra on Thursday has made RT-PCR test mandatory for passengers coming from Kerala as the state touched 64,390 on Wednesday, which is the highest in the country.
As the state Govt. suggested, the test has to be done 72 hours before the commencement of travel.
The southern state also reported 5,980 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, as per official figures.
“As a precautionary measure, the Maharashtra government has decided to make the RT-PCR test mandatory for travellers from Kerala,” the official said.
Similar tests have been already made mandatory for travellers from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan since November last year.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra reported 3,451 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally of infections to 20,52,253, according to the state health department.