The Punjab government on August 14 announced that from August 16 the State will allow entry to only those who are either fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR report.
The directions were issued after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a Covid review meeting. He also said that there will be strict monitoring of people coming from Himachal Pradesh and Jammu.
According to an official statement, Mr. Singh expressed concern about the positivity rate in Himachal Pradesh and other parts of the country, which probably also pushed Punjab’s positivity rate marginally up to 0.2 per cent in the last week.
The new restrictions will apply to all those entering Punjab by road, rail or air, the Chief Minister said, adding if a person does not fulfil either of the criteria, they will have to undergo RAT (rapid antigen test) unless they recently recovered from Covid.