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Dehradun: Amid a surge in Covid-19 circumstances, the Uttarakhand authorities on Tuesday made it obligatory for folks coming from a dozen states to furnish unfavorable RT-PCR take a look at reviews not older than 72 hours on arrival.

Issuing the advisory, Chief Secretary Om Prakash stated the restriction would apply to these coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan by street, air and trains from April 1.

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Folks coming from these states, together with these residing in Uttarakhand, shall strictly adhere to the norms of security and social distancing as per the rules of the House Affairs and the Well being ministries and that of the state authorities, the advisory stated.

Violations shall be punishable beneath the Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005, the Epidemics Act, 1897, and related sections of the Indian Penal Code, it stated.

Individuals above 65 years of age, these with co-morbidities, pregnant girls and youngsters under 10 are suggested to journey solely in unavoidable circumstances, the advisory stated.

The district administration shall make preparations for random Covid-19 testing on the airport, railway stations and all border test posts, it added.

If any inbound individual is discovered constructive for Covid-19, prevailing commonplace working process shall be adopted for additional care, the advisory stated.

Nonetheless, there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state motion of important companies and items, it said.

Together with this, the February 26 order concerning the “SOP for prevention and management of Covid-19 in the course of the Maha Kumbh Mela 2021 at Haridwar” shall be strictly adopted, the official added.

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