Covid-19 report no more mandatory to visit Uttarakhand now

  • | Sunday | 20th September, 2020

In case the person is tested positive, the authorities will admit him to a Covid-19 facility for further monitoring. 

Now people visiting Uttarakhand for short trips of three-four days won’t have to furnish Covid-19 negative report. The step has been taken to ‘ease’ the problems people are facing while visiting the state.

Announcing the development, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said, "People who are visiting for some work just for 3-4 days can come without any Covid test report. This is to ease problems of the people. But we have to be careful amid an increasing number of Covid cases on the state."

The decision comes amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, with the tally crossing the 37,000-mark in the state on Thursday.

Uttarakhand government will be tabling a bill in the upcoming assembly session to make wearing facemasks in public places compulsory and impose penalty on violators. 

Meanwhile, the analysis of data revealed that Uttarakhand`s recovery percentage is 12% less than the national recovery average. The national rate of recovery is 79% while the recovery rate of Uttarakhand stands at 67%. 

The data also reveals that since the last two months the hill state has remained consistently below 70%. 

Earlier, this week, the state government fixed rates for Covid tests on border checkposts for those who arrive without negative test reports. The rate for an antigen test was fixed at Rs 800 while RT-PCR tests will be charged Rs 2400. 

In case the person is tested positive, the authorities will admit him to a Covid-19 facility for further monitoring. 



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