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Maharashtra govt slashes RT-PCR rates to Rs 1,975 from Rs 4,500

ANI
Published : Dec 15, 2021, 11:09 am IST
Updated : Dec 15, 2021, 11:09 am IST

Today the notification regarding the same will be issued and airport authorities will be informed

Arriving passengers leave a terminal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. (Photo: AFP/File)
 Arriving passengers leave a terminal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. (Photo: AFP/File)

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has once again slashed the price of the RT-PCR test at Mumbai airport.

In the beginning, the price was Rs 4,500. Then it was cut down to Rs 3,900. And now it is slashed to Rs 1,975, said a press release.

Today the notification regarding the same will be issued and airport authorities will be informed.

Before this, Mumbai airport had the highest RT-PCR rates and this was burning a hole in the wallets of the passengers. Especially those passengers who were from the same group or family.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 684 new Covid-19 cases, 686 recoveries, and 24 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday.

8 more patients were found infected with Omicron in the state on Tuesday.

Out of these 7 are from Mumbai and one patient is from Vasai Virar.

Till date, a total of 28 patients infected with Omicron have been reported in the state. Out of these, 9 have been discharged after a negative RT-PCR test report.

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