Flight passengers from 4 states need to produce negative COVID-19 report: Bengal govt

Flight passengers from 4 states need to produce negative COVID-19 report: Bengal govt

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Kolkata, Feb 24 (PTI) Amid a spike in coronavirus
infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana,
the West Bengal government on Wednesday made it mandatory for
passengers travelling in flights from these states to produce
negative COVID-19 reports.

According to a notification issued by the health
department, passengers should undergo RT-PCR tests within 72
hours of the flight departure.

“In view of the increasing trend of COVID cases in the
states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana and in
continuation of earlier order issued last August, this is to
inform you that the state government has decided that from
February 27 noon, all passengers coming to the state from the
four states shall mandatorily carry a COVID negative RT-PCR
report,” it said.

Necessary instructions to all the airlines would be
issued in this connection, it added.

The COVID-19 tally of West Bengal mounted to 5,74,301
after 202 fresh cases were recorded on Wednesday, a health
department bulletin said.

The death toll rose to 10,256 as three more COVID-19
patients died.

The three deaths from Kolkata, North 24 Parganas,
Uttar Dinajpur districts were due to comorbidities where
COVID-19 was incidental, it added. PTI SCH
BDC BDC

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