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Negative Covid report mandatory for people travelling to Himachal from Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra

The decision has been taken to check the spread of COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.

Published: 11th April 2021 06:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2021 06:33 PM   |  A+A-

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A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a person. (File Photo | EPS)

By PTI

SHIMLA: 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.

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