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IndiGo Issues Notice to Bring RT-PCR Report While Traveling to Maharashtra from Delhi-NCR, 3 States

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India’s low-cost carrier IndiGo on Friday issued an advisory for passengers traveling to Maharashtra from Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa. The airline has recommended to travelers that they bring a negative RT-PCR report no longer than 72 hours, as of November 25.

It also suggested that passengers without negative RT-PCR reports can be tested at affected airports on their own. “As of November 25, passengers traveling to Maharashtra from Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa are encouraged to bring negative RT-PCR reports that are no older than 72 hours,” the notice shared from their official Twitter account.

IndiGo has also posted a state requirement on its website. The Aarogya setu app has already been made mandatory at several airports and passengers go through a thermal check before boarding their flight. The airline issued the advisory in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in several states, including Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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Gujarat’s health department announced that the state has reported the highest peak in a single day of 1,607 Covid-19 cases and 16 new deaths, bringing the total number of cases and deaths to 2,05,116 and 3,938 respectively. According to the latest report, Delhi registered 5,482 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total count to 5.56 lakh of cases and 98 related deaths.

The central government informed the Supreme Court that 10 states have contributed to nearly 77 percent of the number of active Covid cases in the country. The 10 states contributing the most cases include Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh, among others.

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