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From August 01, people coming from high-risk states to UP should carry negative RT-PCR tests.

The Uttar Pradesh government has made Covid test reports mandatory for travellers coming from high-risk states from August 01 to 15. The government stated that those coming from areas with more than 3% weekly positive rate and they need to produce RT-PCR test result or fully vaccinated certificate.

Speaking about this Amit Mohan Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) said that new rules be applicable for those coming from the air, rail or road. “The restriction is only for the states having a high weekly positivity rate of over three per cent. There is no restriction for other states,” said the chief secretary.

He also said that the number of active cases in Uttar Pradesh has drastically reduced. One can notice which are the high positivity states by visiting this website, http://dgmhup.gov.in. Regarding this, an order was issued which stated, “Travellers coming to Uttar Pradesh between August 1 and 15 from the states mentioned in this list must make one of the documents available at the point of entry into UP”.

Orders have been instructed where a strict contact tracing would be conducted in the state for people coming from outside the state. UP has seen a great decline in the number of covid cases recently where according to the reports around 56 new cases were reported according to the recent update.

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