Sunday, December 27, 2020

RT-PCR test report mandatory for passengers at Mangaluru International Airport

Mangaluru: The health department in Dakshina Kannada has made RT-PCR test mandatory for all passengers arriving at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) and the New Mangalore Port (NMP).

District health and family welfare officer Dr Ramachandra Bairy said a decision to make tests mandatory for all passengers at the MIA and NMP was taken as a precaution against spread of coronavirus variants in the second wave. “All passengers arriving at the MIA and the NMP should produce Covid-19 negative certificates obtained about 72 hours prior to their arrival. If a passenger does not possess a valid Covid-19 negative certificate, he/she will have to undergo RT-PCR test at the MIA, where a test centre has been opened. Such passengers should remain in home quarantine till they receive a negative report,” the DHO said and requested all passengers to cooperate with the government to prevent the possibilities of a second wave of virus infection.

27/12/20 Vinobha KT/Times of India

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