Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of the second wave of Covid, the Maharashtra government has made the Covid negative RTPCR certificate mandatory for train passengers from six states, including Kerala. Restrictions apply to persons from Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand. Those from these states have to produce the RTPCR Negative Certificate received within 48 hours if they want to travel by train to Maharashtra. Unreserved tickets to Maharashtra from these states will not be issued.
The other day, the health department had made RTPCR mandatory for those coming to Kerala from other states. Everyone coming to Kerala from other states should register on the e-Jagratha portal. Those who have been vaccinated must have undergone an RTPCR test within 48 hours before arriving in the state. Those who have not undergone RTPCR examination should stay in room isolation for 14 days from the date of arrival in Kerala and monitor the symptoms.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the second wave of Covid, Kerala has tightened checks on the Tamil Nadu border. The Tamil Nadu border will be closed from 10 pm to 4 am following the announcement of the night curfew. At this time, only essential services are allowed to cross the border and night curfews are waived. No other vehicle will cross the border. Tamil Nadu’s move is to deploy more police personnel along the Kerala border. E-pass will be mandatory to enter Tamil Nadu. Only those with an e-pass or going to an emergency, including a hospital case, will be deported.