Travellers may need to show RT-PCR negative certificate to enter Jharkhand | Ranchi News


RANCHI: Taking cognizance of the presence of Delta plus variant of the Covid-19 virus in Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the Jharkhand health department on Friday said it will soon make it mandatory for passengers arriving from these states (by flights or trains) to carry negative RT-PCR reports.
Talking to TOI on Friday, additional chief secretary (health) Arun Kumar Singh said, “As the movement of passengers from these states to Jharkhand is taking place daily, we are exploring the possibility of making negative RT-PCR test mandatory for such passengers. A decision in this regard will be taken soon.”
Singh has also written to senior officials of Dhanbad and Ranchi railway divisions and to the DCs of eight districts through which trains that originate in the three states pass. “Once we get the details, passengers arriving in those trains will be tested,” Singh said.
According to Singh’s letter, the DCs have been directed to make sure that the samples of such passengers are collected and their details are submitted to the state IDSP unit daily.


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