Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Kerala, the state government on Sunday ordered that all domestic travelers visiting Kerala will have to undergo RT-PCR tests within 48 hours before or after the arrival.

  • According to an official statement issued by the state government, everyone coming to Kerala from other states should register on the thee-Jagratha portal.
  • Those who have been vaccinated also should carry out an RT-PCR test within 48 hours before arriving in the state.
  • Those who are not should undergo the RT-PCR test as soon as they arrive in Kerala and remain in room isolation at their place of residence till the results of the examination are received, the statement said.
  • Those who have not undergone RTPCR examination should stay in room isolation for 14 days from the date of arrival in Kerala and monitor the symptoms.
  • Those whose test results are negative must strictly adhere to Covid safety standards such as wearing a mask, keeping a social distance, and using a hand sanitizer.

According to official data on Sunday, Kerala reported 18,257 new COVID-19 cases and 25 death in the last 24 hours pushing the infection load to 12.39 lakh and the toll of fatalities to 4,929. The active cases have mounted to 93,686 while the toll climbed to 4,929 with 25 new fatalities. Ernakulam continued to record the highest number of fresh cases (2,835), Kozhikode (2,560) followed by Thrissur, Kottayam, Malappuram, Kannur, and Palakkad.