BMC has recently launched spot-testing across all major railway stations to keep a check on COVID-19 cases in the city.
Mumbai witnessed a surge in corona victims with 1,144 new cases on Wednesday, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 2,78,597. As yet, the active cases in the city stand at 13,734 with a death toll of 10,725. The government has made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for the domestic air travellers as well as railway and road passengers arriving from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat.
BMC launched spot-testing across all major railway stations
BMC has recently launched spot-testing across all major railway stations to keep a check on COVID-19 cases in the city. According to reports, at least 10 passengers among those who were screened at major railway stations within the BMC limits, tested positive for the virus. Around 9,779 passengers were screened by the civic team, out of which, five tested positive at Bandra Terminus, three tested positive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and one each at Borivali and Dadar stations.
120 passengers tested negative for COVID-19 at Mumbai Airport
A total of 120 passengers at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport underwent RT-PCR testing on Wednesday and none of them tested positive. As per the order, passengers arriving by flight should have tested negative 72 hours before scheduled landing in Maharashtra while for those arriving by trains, the corresponding duration was 96 hours. The passengers testing negative at the airport will be allowed to leave while those who are infected, will be sent to the nearest Covid Care Centre and will have to bear the cost of the treatment.
The spike in the corona curve post the festive season is quite alarming and the state government is imposing restrictions on travel to keep a check on the tally. People need to be careful about the second wave, while maintaining social distance and undertaking the necessary precautions as directed by the officials. Adhering by the rules and restrictions, is the key to fight the pandemic.