“It was important to implement this decision to protect the lives of the people. The priority of the government is to protect the people from Covid. Anyone entering the state will have to show a minimum of 72 hours old RT-PCR test report. A person who has got both the jabs of Covid-19 vaccine can also be allowed to enter the state,” state health minister, Rajiv Saizal, said. He added that this decision has been taken keeping in mind the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.
Those tourists who have entered the state a day ago or are already in the region are taking extra precautions against Covid-19. As per the State Health Department so far, 75 per cent of the total population have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.