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While Delhi recorded 38,501 active cases, Uttarakhand has 4638 active cases (Photo: Bloomberg)
While Delhi recorded 38,501 active cases, Uttarakhand has 4638 active cases (Photo: Bloomberg)

Uttarakhand mandates Covid test at Dehradun airport for people coming from Delhi

A health department team has been deployed at the airport for testing passengers coming from Delhi

DEHRADUN : Passengers traveling from Delhi to Uttarakhand in Dehradun have to mandatory undergo a COVID-19 test at Jolly Grant Airport, as per an order issued by the Uttarakhand government.

The development has come at a time when COVID-19 infections in Delhi have been on a rise. With the help of the Jollygrant Airport Association, a health department team has been deployed at the airport for testing passengers coming from Delhi, the State government said.

Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Jollygrant Airport Director, D K Gautam said, "The Uttarakhand government has directed the team to compulsory conduct COVID-19 test for commuters coming from Delhi."

With this announcement, Uttarakhand has joined states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, which have mandated the COVID-19 test for people arriving from Delhi.

While Delhi recorded 38,501 active cases, Uttarakhand has 4638 active cases.

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