Tamil Nadu makes RT-PCR test mandatory for people arriving from Kerala
The Tamil Nadu Government has made it mandatory for people arriving from the neighbouring state of Kerala to have the RT-PCR test negative report. The move is aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19.
Talking to media persons in Chennai today, State Health Minister Maa Subramanian said, the new regulation comes into effect from 5th of this month. He said, the collectors of all the districts situated in the State along the Kerala border have been informed about the decision.
The new regulation for travel from Kerala into Tamil Nadu comes in the wake of a reported surge in new Covid cases in the neighbouring state. Tamil Nadu also witnesses marginal increase in new cases for the past few days, leading the government to take more precautions.
The state health minister Maa Subramanian clarified that those travellers from Kerala who have completed 14 days since the immunisation for Covid with both the doses are exempted from the RT-PCR norm.
In addition, the shops in the famous markets in Chennai, where more crowds normally gather have been asked to down their shutters until further orders. Big temples where people visit in thousands have also been made out-of-bounds for devotees, where only the puja’s by the temple priests are allowed.