As coronavirus cases are on the rise in Dehradun, police have announced that people entering Uttarakhand will have to undergo the rapid antigen Covid-19 test.
People coming from other states, especially from Delhi, will be checked at the Ashkrodi, Kulhan, and Pass Gate border check posts of the state, and allowed only after undergoing the coronavirus test.
"Strict instructions have been given to cops posted on the border check posts for proper checking and keeping the full details of people coming from other states to Uttarakhand," said Arun Mohan Joshi, deputy inspector general (DIG), Dehradun, according to a report by ANI.
Meanwhile, Dehradun will see a weekly lockdown of all market places, starting today, with the exception of shops selling essential items.
Uttarakhand has recorded 4,812 active coronavirus cases and 67,514 recoveries, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) bulletin.
The Active Caseload of India stands at 4,55,555 today. Present contribution of Active Caseload to India’s total positive cases is 4.89%. About 70% (69.59%) of the total Active Cases is contributed by eight States/UT i.e. Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra leads the tally with 87,014 total active COVID cases, as of today. Kerala has recorded 64,615 active cases, while Delhi follows with 38,734 total active cases. Maharashtra recorded the maximum positive change with the addition of 1,526 cases whereas Chhattisgarh recorded maximum negative change with a decrease of 719 active cases.43,082 new confirmed COVID cases have been registered in the last 24 hours in the country. Of these, 76.93% is contributed by ten States/UTs.Maharashtra leads the tally with 6,406 new COVID cases