Amid a spike in coronavirus infections in some states and taking all the necessary steps to control the second wave of the virus, a negative COVID-19 test report is now mandatory for travelers from five states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, and Punjab before entering the National Capital. An official order for the same will be issued later in the day and it will be effective till 15 March.
The requirement of the negative COVID-19 test report is likely to be implemented from 27 February, officials said.
Maharashtra is showing a daily surge in COVID-19 cases, according to an official of the Union health ministry. Kerala is showing an incremental decline, but the daily cases in absolute numbers is still high over there. Punjab, with its daily increase in cases, is also a cause of worry.
Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are also showing an increase in daily cases, the central office had said on Tuesday.