The Punjab government on Saturday made it mandatory for those travelling to the state to either be fully-vaccinated against Covid-19 or carry a negative RT-PCR test report.
The rule will be applicable from Monday for passengers travelling to the state by road or aboard trains and airplanes.
The state government said that it will especially monitor travellers from neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Jammu in view of the rise in Covid-19 positivity rates there.
At a meeting to review Punjab’s Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed officials to ensure that only fully-vaccinated teachers or those who have recently recovered from the infection are allowed take in-person classes in schools and colleges.
“He [Singh] further ordered prioritisation of teachers and non-teaching staff for vaccination, with special camps to be held to ensure that all are covered with the first dose within this month [August] and those due for the second dose to be also…