Negative COVID-19 report mandatory for people travelling to HP from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra

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Shimla, Apr 11 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday made it mandatory for people coming from seven states which have witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases to show a COVID-19 negative test report on entering the state.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said people coming from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh need to carry a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours while visiting Himachal Pradesh from April 16.

The decision has been taken to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state, he said.

Thakur said an advisory in this regard will soon be issued. PTI DJI SNE