Amid a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Pune Municipal Corporation on Thursday issued an order making it mandatory for passengers arriving from Kerala to undergo RT-PCR test on arrival.
The announcement comes after Maharashtra witnessed sudden spike in coronavirus cases. The state reported 4,787 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest one-day count this year, after almost 70 days.
Earlier today, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting to discuss COVID-19 situation in the state, especially in Amravati, Yavatmal and Akola districts. The meeting was attended by deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state health minister Rajesh Tope.
"The CM has held a meeting with administrations of Amravati, Yavatmal and Akola, on the COVID-19 situation there. Appropriate decisions to be taken," said Pawar.
Maharashtra: Pune Municipal Corporation issues an order making it mandatory for passengers arriving from Kerala to undergo RT-PCR test on arrival#COVID19— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2021