Uttarakhand: COVID-19 Test Mandatory For People Arriving From Five States

Mumbai: The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday issued an order mandating the COVID-19 test for people coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

The district magistrate of Dehradun said, “Due to the rise of COVID19 cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, travellers from these states have to undergo tests at state borders, railway stations and Dehradun airports in Uttarakhand.”

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The decision was taken due to the sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in many states. Meanwhile, India recorded 10,584 new COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.

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With new cases, the coronavirus virus has reached 1,10,16,434 in the country, including 1,47,306 active cases and 1,07,12,665 discharges. With 78 deaths, the death toll has risen to 1,56,463.

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