In view of the increase in coronavirus cases in parts of the country, the Chhattisgarh government has asked authorities to ensure screening of people entering the state from outside by different modes of transport, a responsible.
In a directive issued on Monday to divisional commissioners and district collectors, the Department of General Administration (GAD) asked them to make arrangements for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing of people entering Chhattisgarh in from other states, he said.
The directive was issued due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in parts of the country, including Maharashtra, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, the head of the public relations department said.
Authorities have been urged to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 screening SOPs for passengers at Raipur and Jagdalpur airports, especially for travelers arriving from Delhi and Mumbai, he said.
In addition, people visiting Chhattisgarh from states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Union Territory of Delhi should be screened at railway stations, bus stations and interstate entry points, a he said, citing the directive.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel called on people to follow COVID-19 guidelines and continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing to curb the spread of infection.
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