Maharashtra government has issued orders to put restrictions on the passengers arriving from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in the state by declaring these two states as the places of sensitive origin to stop the influx of other Covid 19 variants in the state.
The order was issued yesterday and it states that West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh will be considered as the places of sensitive origin from the date of this order till the time it is retracted or till Covid-19 stays notified as disaster. It also states that all standard operating procedures put in place for the places of sensitive origin will be applicable to the travellers from these states.
Earlier, the Maharashtra government had termed five states including Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Gujarat, Goa and Kerala as places of sensitive origin pertaining to Covid 19 pandemic.
According to the SOP’s the concerned authorities will have to make provisions for screening of the passengers arriving from these states and separate exit gates on all the stations for them. The order also says that the passengers will need RT PCR negative test within 48 hours of travel and will have to stay 15 days at home for quarantine.