Maharashtra Covid-19 scare: RT-PCR test compulsory for passengers arriving from Kerala

In its battle against COVID-19, the government of Maharashtra stepped-up the vigil. Kerala has been added by the state government to the list of states from which incoming passengers would need to take an RT-PCR exam before entering Maharashtra. Gujarat, Goa, Delhi and Rajasthan are the other states on the list.

Before allowing them to board flights from Kerala and other states mentioned above, the Airport Authority of India will have to review passenger reports. According to reports, passengers arriving by train would have to bear the negative RT-PCR test report obtained 96 hours before departing from the states, the government said. Maharashtra has been one of the worst states affected by COVID-19 in the world. The county, along with Kerala, contributed to 90% of the caseload in India until about last week, the Health Ministry said.