The Uttar Pradesh government has now made it mandatory for travellers entering the state to produce a negative RT-PCR (Covid-19) report. This rule will apply to passengers travelling to UP from states with a positivity rate of more than three per cent.
The decision was taken by a team of nine top officials of the UP government in a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday. The move aims to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the new guidelines, anyone travelling to Uttar Pradesh will have to produce a negative Covid-19 report. This report should be dated at least four days prior to the date of arrival.
The new rule will be applicable to anyone travelling to UP via air, road, or rail routes. People entering Uttar Pradesh in their personal vehicles will also have to follow this protocol.
Whether people who have received both doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be spared from the new guidelines will be known once the new SOP is issued by the Uttar Pradesh administration.
Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath has also directed the state officials to conduct rapid antigen tests and thermal scanning of everyone entering UP from a state with a high Covid-19 positivity rate.
The Chief Minister has also ordered a more robust implementation of the “test, track and treat” policy and other Covid-19 protocols across the state.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh recorded 56 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while 69 patients were discharged from the hospitals after they had recovered.
More than seven districts of the state have become corona-free, informed Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal. The recovery rate in Uttar Pradesh has increased up to 98.6 per cent.