Chennai, August 9(BPNS)
Tamil Nadu health Minister Ma Subramanian directly conducted an inspection of passengers from Kerala who arrived on the train at Chennai Central Railway station. The health minister along with the Tamil Nadu dewaswom minister, P.K.Sekar Babu, health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, and other officials inspected the documents of the passengers from Kerala including RTPCR certificates and vaccination certificates.
With Kerala having more than seven times the daily Covid -19 cases of Tamil Nadu, the TN government had made it mandatory that all passengers from Kerala should carry a negative RTPCR certificate taken 72 hours within the travel. Passengers who have taken two doses of vaccine and with the second dose of the vaccine taken 15 days prior to the travel.
The Tamil Nadu health minister had earlier visited the Chennai international airport and checked on the facilities to inspect the Covid -19 certificates in the airport.
If the passengers who reach Tamil Nadu do not have the above-mentioned certificate, they will have to mandatorily take the RTPCR test and if found positive they would be shifted to first-line treatment centres.
Ma Subramanian while speaking to BPNS said, “ I was in the Chennai Central Railway station today morning to inspect the passengers arriving from Kerala. As the Covid -19 cases are increasing in Tamil Nadu, we have to take precautions and hence the checking on the passengers arriving from Kerala where the number of Covid cases is many times more than ours.”