Covid-19: Coronavirus test mandatory for entering Uttarakhand

Following a spike in coronavirus cases, the Uttarakhand Police has said that they might monitor details of the movement of individuals from other states to Uttarakhand. Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun are on the increase.

With this announcement, Uttarakhand has joined states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh , which have mandated the Covid-19 test for people coming back from Delhi.

“Policeman on the border check posts has got strict instruction for correct checking and keeping the complete details of individuals coming from other states to Uttarakhand,” Arun Mohan Joshi, Deputy military officer (DIG), Dehradun said

The entry are going to be allowed to the people coming from outside states, especially from the capital , at the Ashkrodi, Kulhan, and Pass Gate border check posts of the state only after undergoing the Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test.

Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand capital is also preparing for a weekly lockdown of all market places from today with the exception of outlets selling essential items.

Currently, the state has recorded 4,812 active coronavirus cases, while 67,514 people have recovered from the deadly virus, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) bulletin reported today.