Fully Vaccinated Flyers No Longer Need Negative COVID-19 Report To Enter Mumbai Airport

The Maharashtra authorities had in Could imposed restrictions on home passengers. (File)

Passengers flying to Mumbai, Maharashtra, who’ve obtained each the pictures of COVID-19 vaccine will not want to hold adverse RT-PCR take a look at stories, the federal government stated at present.

Amid rising COVID-19 instances throughout the lethal second wave within the nation, the Maharashtra authorities had in Could imposed restrictions on home passengers and requested them to hold a report of adverse RT-PCR take a look at carried out 48 hours previous to their journey.

Nevertheless, as coronavirus instances proceed to say no, Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai Iqbal Singh Chahal at present issued a directive exempting totally vaccinated individuals to enter the town by means of the Mumbai airport.

In a letter to Maharashtra chief secretary, Mr Chahal stated: “There are a lot of passengers who’re taking on journey to Delhi or different enterprise locations within the morning and they’re returning again on the identical day within the night or subsequent day morning, in such case conducting the RT-PCR take a look at and getting the report turns into inconceivable.”

He stated because the 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 home passengers who’re totally vaccinated could also be exempted from carrying adverse RT-PCR take a look at report whereas 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 stated at present. It stated 15,49,982 beneficiaries within the 18-44 age group had been administered the primary dose whereas 1,19,121 got the second dose at present.

Total, 11,59,50,619 individuals within the 18-44 age group throughout all states and union territories have obtained the primary dose and 40,19,089 have obtained the second dose because the begin of Section-Three of the vaccination drive on Could 1.

India’s COVID-19 dying rely 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 at present, the bottom in 118 days, in response to 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 dying rely to 1,26,024, a well being division official stated.

Specialists have repeatedly warned towards complacency to forestall a 3rd wave of the coronavirus. Whereas most components of the nation have seen a gentle decline within the COVID-19 numbers, the northeast area has been a explanation for concern with the variety of instances both rising or not falling according to the nationwide development, consultants have famous.

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