UP makes RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers coming from high-risk states from Aug 1

UP makes RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers coming from high-risk states from Aug 1

The Uttar Pradesh government has made COVID test reports mandatory for travellers coming from high-risk states from August 1 to 15. The government stated that those travelling from areas with more than three percent weekly positivity rate will have to produce their negative RT-PCR test result or full-vaccination certificate.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said that the new rule will apply on those coming by air, rail or road. “The restriction is only for the states having high weekly positivity rate of over three per cent. There is no restriction for other states,” he said.

He also informed the media that the number of active cases in Uttar Pradesh has reduced drastically to 1093. An order was issued in this regard by the state surveillance officer. He said that the list of high positivity states based on the weekly positivity rate (July 16-22) will be published on website http://dgmhup.gov.in on July 24.

The order further read, “Travellers coming to Uttar Pradesh between August 1 and 15 from the states mentioned in this list must make one of the documents available at the point of entry into UP”. Orders and instructions have already been issued in the state and intense contact tracing and testing will be conducted on people coming to the state.

Uttar Pradesh has seen a great decline in daily virus cases recently, which is a good sign for the state. According to the reports, only 56 new cases and seven deaths were reported in the state yesterday.

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