UP makes negative RT-PCR mandatory for those visiting from these states

Uttar Pradesh has said visitors from states like Maharashtra, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu and those with a positivity rate of more than 3 percent will have to show a negative RT-PCR report no older than four days, according to HT’s sister publications Live Hindustan on Monday. Apart from this, only those who have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to enter UP, the report added.

Live Hindustan said chief minister Yogi Adityanath took the decision during the meeting of Team-9 officials on Sunday. Adityanath said that Covid-19 cases are surging in different states of the country. A negative RT-PCR report should be made mandatory for people coming to Uttar Pradesh from those states where the rate of corona positive is more than three percent, which is not more than four days old from the start of the journey.

These rules should also be implemented for people coming by private vehicles apart from road, air, and rail routes, Adityanath said. Intensive contact tracing and testing of people coming to Uttar Pradesh from these states should also be done. Their antigen test and thermal scanning must be done on arrival in the state. Guidelines should be issued in this regard.