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Flying to Kolkata? Carry COVID negative report if you're arriving from one of these states


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Kolkata airport has made it mandatory for passengers from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Telangana to carry negative RT-PCR reports of coronavirus tests conducted not less than 72 hours prior, the state government's latest notification read.

The airport's official Twitter handle tweeted: "As per State Govt guidelines passengers coming to #KolkataAirport from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala & Telangana must carry RT PCR negative test report conducted within 72 hours before departure." (sic)

The move comes a day after Kolkata reported record one-day spike of 1,271 infections on Tuesday.

West Bengal too registered the highest single-day spike of 4,817 coronavirus cases on April 13, pushing the tally to 6,24,224. 

Meanwhile, India recorded its highest-ever coronavirus case-spike with over 1.84 lakh new cases and more than 1,000 deaths in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry's bulletin read.

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)