New Delhi, 24 December: The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said RT-PCR test will be mandatory for passengers coming from China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.

He said that the government is going to do this soon to save the country from the effects of the pandemic.

Union Minister Mandaviya said in a statement that India has started being cautious about the Corona epidemic. In view of the way the country is seeing the situation of Corona epidemic in China, the government will make RT-PCR mandatory for all passengers on flights coming from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.

In consultation with the Ministry of Aviation, the government will implement the system of Air Suvidha Portal and start tracing all the passengers. After coming to India, if symptoms are seen or if the passenger is found positive, then they will be quarantined immediately. The government is going to issue its order so that it could be protected from Covid-19.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday discussed the current situation of Corona with the health ministers of the states and reviewed the preparations related to it.

Recently, due to Coronavirus, cases are coming up on a large scale in China. It is being told that 18 per cent of the country’s population has been affected by Corona till December 20.