Passengers flying to Mumbai, Maharashtra, who’ve acquired each the photographs of COVID-19 vaccine will now not want to hold adverse RT-PCR check studies, the federal government mentioned as we speak.
Amid rising COVID-19 instances in the course of the lethal second wave within the nation, the Maharashtra authorities had in Might imposed restrictions on home passengers and requested them to hold a report of adverse RT-PCR check performed 48 hours previous to their journey.
Nonetheless, as coronavirus instances proceed to say no, Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai Iqbal Singh Chahal as we speak issued a directive exempting absolutely vaccinated individuals to enter town by the Mumbai airport.
In a letter to Maharashtra chief secretary, Mr Chahal mentioned: “There are many passengers who are taking up journey to Delhi or other business places in the morning and they are returning back on the same day in the evening or next day morning, in such case conducting the RT-PCR test and getting the report becomes impossible.”
He mentioned for the reason that vaccination drive began throughout the nation, many vaccinated individuals have been requesting to waive off the situation of carrying the adverse Covid report.
“In view of above, the domestic passengers who are fully vaccinated may be exempted from carrying negative RT-PCR test report while arriving in Mumbai,” the official added.
The cumulative variety of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered within the nation has exceeded 38.50 crore, the Union well being ministry mentioned as we speak. It mentioned 15,49,982 beneficiaries within the 18-44 age group had been administered the primary dose whereas 1,19,121 got the second dose as we speak.
General, 11,59,50,619 individuals within the 18-44 age group throughout all states and union territories have acquired the primary dose and 40,19,089 have acquired the second dose for the reason that begin of Part-3 of the vaccination drive on Might 1.
India’s COVID-19 demise depend has climbed to 4,10,784 with 2,020 new deaths recorded after Madhya Pradesh reconciled its fatality information, whereas 31,443 new coronavirus instances had been reported as we speak, the bottom in 118 days, in keeping with the Union Well being Ministry information. India’s whole tally of COVID-19 instances now stands at 3,09,05,819.
Maharashtra reported 7,603 new coronavirus case and 53 fatalities on Monday, taking the tally of infections to 61,65,402 and the demise depend to 1,26,024, a well being division official mentioned.
Specialists have repeatedly warned towards complacency to stop a 3rd wave of the coronavirus. Whereas most components of the nation have seen a gradual decline within the COVID-19 numbers, the northeast area has been a reason for concern with the variety of instances both rising or not falling in keeping with the nationwide pattern, specialists have famous.