RT-PCR report mandatory for travelling to Kolkata; Mumbai gets a drive-in vaccination place & more!

With rapid spike in COVID cases, all the state governments are taking stringent steps to contain the spread of COVID-19. From innovative drive-in vaccination places to mandatory RT-PCR reports for flyers, we bring you some of the major updates:

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>The state government of West Bengal announced that a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours is mandatory from 7th May for those travelling to the state by air, trains and buses. COVID-affected passengers will also be sent to a 14-day quarantine arranged by the airport authorities.

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> Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is setting up ‘Drive-in vaccination places’ in each administrative zone. The centres will cater to senior citizens and specially-abled people. Drive-in vaccination centres will be set up in big open grounds — such as the Andheri Sports Club ground, Cooperage ground, Shivaji Stadium, Oval Maidan, Brabourne stadium, MIG ground, MCA ground, Reliance JIO garden, and Wankhede stadium, etc.

Official order here:

> Kolkata’s Priya Cinema is all set to become the first single screen theatre in Bengal, and possibly in the country, to be turned into a COVID-19 vaccination centre. What’s unique is that the cinema will also offer free cine-viewing experience during the waiting period on its premise before and after vaccination. The vaccination fee will be the same as hospitals at Priya Cinema.

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