Coronavirus update: Passengers from countries such as the UK, Brazil, New Zealand, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Botswana, China, Bangladesh and South Africa will have to take RT-PCR test after landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. The step has been taken to check the spread of Covid 19.
Fliers will have to pay for getting tested at the airport itself. For free testing, they will be sent to a government facility – Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute at Rajarhat.
Meanwhile, as per the coronavirus update, India's cumulative Covid 19 tally rose to 33,096,718 with 37,875 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The death toll mounted to 4,41,411 with 369 new fatalities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that in the coming days, India would see 1.25 crore Covid jabs per day. In the month of August, there were two days that saw over 1 crore corona vaccine doses being administered. On September 6, the CoWin data showed that over 1.13 crore people had been vaccinated in the country.