Air passengers from Delhi and four other states will be required to carry Covid-negative certificates from 26 April that are no more than 72 hours old to enter West Bengal, according to the state government.
Passengers from Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Uttar Pradesh, which were all hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic's second wave, would have to produce a negative RT-PCR test report in order to fly to Bengal, according to a letter to the Civil Aviation Department, reports NDTV.
Passengers from the worst-affected states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana are already subject to the law.
The poll-bound state had reported 1,274 coronavirus cases on April 1. However, just three weeks later, its daily Covid-figure crossed the 10,000-mark. On Friday, the state reported highest-ever 12,876 coronavirus cases. A day before, it had logged 11,948 cases.
Bengal currently has over 74,700 active cases. Bengal is one of the twelve states leading the coronavirus surge in the country.
While Maharashtra is currently the worst sufferer of the pandemic, Delhi is the city with the highest daily cases in the country as of now.
India on Friday logged 3,32,730 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic started last year. This was the second consecutive day that the country reported over three lakh cases.