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RT-PCR negative report mandatory for those traveling to UP

With COVID cases on a rise again in several Indian states, travel norms in UP have been changed yet again. Passengers traveling to Uttar Pradesh from states having a high COVID caseload will now be allowed entry only after they produce a negative RT-PCR report. The negative certificate should not be older than 4 days. All travelers, irrespective of their mode of commute, be it road, rail, air or private vehicle, will have to comply with this norm. Only those who are fully vaccinated against the virus with both the doses, will be exempted.

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IIT Kanpur to study soil & water contamination impact to check infection spread!

The city's premier institute, IIT Kanpur, has taken up the task to probe and study the impact of immersion or burial of COVID-19 infected bodies in water and soil. This decision has been taken in wake of the discovery of mass graves on the banks of River Ganges in Rae Bareli, Unnao, Kanpur, Fatehpur and Kannauj. It ripples the possibility of widespread contamination of water bodies and land due to increased viral load, which IIT-Kanpur experts suggest might still be active.

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