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Travellers from Gujarat will need mandatory RT-PCR COVID-19 -ve test to enter Maharashtra

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Travellers from Gujarat will have to carry with them a COVID-19 negative test result if they want to travel to Maharashtra.

The Uddhav Thackeray government has made it mandatory for those who are coming from Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Goa, and Gujarat to have a mandatory COVDI-19 negative report before entering the state. 

The report needs to be not more than 72 hours old in case of flight passengers and not more than 96 hours in case of train passengers.

This applies to travellers travelling by train as well as flight.

SC seeks status report from Gujarat govt over the rise in COVDI-19 cases

The Supreme Court had demanded a status report from Gujarat, Delhi, Assam, and Maharashtra in 48 hours over the spike in COVID-19 cases. The report, SC said, should contain the present pandemic situation in the state, information about management of patients, and steps taken to ease the situation.

SC slams Gujarat government

The top court also slammed the Gujarat government. The court remarked: “The Gujarat situation is next to Delhi. Worse situation. What action has been taken? What is happening in your state? What steps are you taking concerning political events?”

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Notably, Gujarat reported a considerable surge in COVID-19 cases posts the festivities. The Gujarat government had to impose a weekend curfew in Ahmedabad and night curfews have been implemented in four cities—Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara—till further orders.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has requested people to abide by the government’s safety guidelines and comply with the night curfews.

 

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