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Number of flyers from Maharashtra to Indore reduced due to mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival

As per reports, seat occupancy has also fallen by 12%-15% in response to the compulsory COVID test at Indore airport.

Indore airport marks a dip in the number of flyers reaching the city from Maharashtra in view of the mandatory COVID RT-RCR test on arrival, devised especially for them by the state. The administration announced this new travel protocol on the night of March 15 to eliminate the possibility of any infection rise due to increased travel from India's worst-hit state - Maharashtra.

While airport authorities made arrangements for self-paid coronavirus tests on March 16, a sharp 12% ridership decline was noted here by March 18. As per reports, seat occupancy has also fallen by 12%-15% in response to the compulsory COVID test.

New travel protocols in Indore discourage Maharashtra flyers

A total of 7 flights are commissioned to Indore from Maharashtra including 5 from Mumbai, 1 from Nagpur and another one from Shirdi. However, in the last 3 days, the passenger count has staggered in view of the new travel protocols imposed here. All passengers, arriving from these 7 flights without a negative Covid test have to now go through a mandatory RT-PCR test on the premises of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport now. The cost of this test is borne by the passengers themselves, read reports.

Speaking in terms of number, about 435 passengers came to Indore from Maharashtra on March 16, when the protocol was first enforced. On March 17, this count plunged to a low 388 flyers followed by a lower 383 passenger count on March 18, Thursday. The official records also stated that the number of flights operated on the first two days was lower than those on Thursday.

While 5 services were commissioned to Indore from Maharashtra on Tuesday and Wednesday, all 7 flights arrived on Thursday, highlighting the significant fall in the ridership. An official associate with an airline also pointed out that passenger load would have dipped further had it not been for the sampling facility at Indore Airport as people without a negative COVID report would not be permitted to even board the flights.

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Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

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Industrial plots in Talkatora & Aishbagh areas of Lucknow can be used as housing units!

The decision has come as a big relief to the owners of a few industrial plots who've been waiting to use their lands for housing purposes for many years

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India registers over 2.8 lakh fresh COVID cases on Wednesday

With a recovery rate of 93.88%, 1,88,157 patients marked their recovery on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 3,55,83,039 recoveries in India

Registering a spike of more than 18% on the daily COVID figures of the previous day, India reported 2,82,970 fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, adding the cases detected on January 18, the active caseload of the country has now climbed to 18,31,000 cases.

Notably, this is the highest figure the country has seen in the last 232 days as 18,95,520 active cases were reported on May 31, 2021. Read on to know more about the status of coronavirus infection in India.

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Now bike ambulances to deliver medicines to COVID-19 patients in Jaipur

Citizens in home quarantine can dial 108 to avail of the services

In a bid to provide relief to those in home quaranatine in Jaipur, a new service has been rolled out by the health authorities in the city. Amid the rising threat of infection outside, bike ambulances will ensure that the medicines reach the citizens in quarantine, right in time. All one has to do is dial 108, to avail of this service, wherein one can get medicines delivered at home.

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