In Maharashtra, the new set of SOPs for persons travelling to the state by Air, trains or road from Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa have come into effect. According to the SOP, air travellers have to get their Covid test done within 72 hours of their flight and train passengers should get the test within 96 hours of their arrival in Maharashtra. The SoP also stated that passengers not having the RT-PCR test reports fulfilling conditions shall compulsorily undergo the said test at the concerned airports, or railway stations at their own cost.
Amid the spike in cases of Covid-19 in Maharashtra, the new set of standard operating procedures has come into effect from today. The SOP states that if a passenger has not undertaken the test, then they shall compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test at the concerned airports, or railway stations at their own cost.
Only after undertaking the test, the passengers will be allowed to go home by the concerned authorities. It further said that passengers whose report comes positive will be contacted and treated as per existing protocol. Also passengers not testing/found Covid positive, shall be sent to Covid Care Centre for further care.
On the other hand, in a step towards strictly adhering to the SOP, medical checkups of passengers arriving from neighboring Goa and Gujarat are being undertaken at various checkposts. The check up is being conducted by the teams from health and revenue departments. Meanwhile, ahead of the Kartiki Ekadashi tomorrow, the district administration in Pandharpur has imposed curfew. Along with Pandharpur, the curfew has been imposed in neighbouring 10 villages as well. It will be lifted on the midnight of 26th November. The measure is being taken to prevent the congregation of devotees in the temple town of Pandharpur.