No coronavirus screening needed for inter-district private travel in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS): As part of enhanced relaxations amid lockdown 4.0, the Karnataka government has done away with health screening for people undertaking inter-district travel in private vehicles, an official said on Thursday.

"There will be no health screening of passengers travelling by private vehicles across districts in Karnataka," Health and Family Welfare Services Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said.

Similarly, the state has also done away with inter-district health screening check-posts, Pandey said.

However, all passengers availing public transport will be screened for Covid.

Covid screening for passengers taking buses and trains, public transport, will be conducted at the point of origin and all asymptomatic cases will be allowed to travel.

"Those who are found symptomatic should be taken to fever clinics for further examination. The agencies running public transport should ensure health screeningabefore the jorney," Pandey said.

Public transporters he named include the state road transport corporations, Indian Railways and private bus operators.

According to Pandey, the state government has revisited restrictions on inter-district movement of people following enhanced lockdown relaxations.



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  • Veeresh, Bangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    In private vehicle , how many members can travel inter district? Under lockdown 4.0(karnataka)

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  • Kumar, Kundapura/Mangaluru

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Wait for Udupi ‘government’ rules before travel. They maintain a separate rule book.

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  • E B Soans, India

    Fri, May 22 2020

    This negligent attitude is causing alot of irresponsible movement of vehicles and people. This will result in a steep spike in coronavirus positivr cases. Which is important, pleasing public or saving lives. Stay hime, stay safe until vaccine is found. People opening shops remember for a 1000 rupees business income, if infected you will have to spend over a lakh in hospital plus be ready to loose your life.

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  • Roshni, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    If the family travels by their own car to inter district,do they have to self quarantine for 14 days? Or freely travel anywhere?

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Good development!

    Since there are no community transmission in karnataka since 2 months.. very welcome step..

    Isolate and lockdown quarantined people and patients effectively..

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Fri, May 22 2020

    People from udupi... this will not apply to us.. our DC has his own rule books :)

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Good news. Little bit confusion now clear.

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