Karnataka bans all travel from Maharashtra, TN, MP, Gujarat, Rajasthan

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SHP)

Bengaluru, May 28: With growing coronavirus cases, Government of Karnataka has once again placed a ban on the travelling of people from neighbouring states. The ban was placed on five states instead of earlier four. No flights, trains or other vehicles would be allowed to come in Karnataka from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The list contains high-risk states who have recorded most cases and deaths by coronavirus infections in the country.

The decision comes at a time when the state government observed that most of the fresh coronavirus cases have been of people coming in from other states or countries.

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While the number of coronavirus cases was growing at a relatively low pace compared to other states until recently it surged because of interstate travel. Over 24 hours ending this morning, 118 of the 135 new cases reported, were of people who had travelled from other states.

By evening, after a cabinet meeting, Karnataka law minister JC Madhu Swamy said, "We will see that no infected person from Maharashtra, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu will enter by road, for some 10-15 days, because we have a heavy load on us."

Quarantine for incoming people is also posing a problem, the minister said, "We have to test them twice. It is consuming a lot of time and we are short of accommodation. So we are restricting movement until these people move out of quarantine," he added.

On May 18, days after Lockdown 4.0 was announced, Karnataka had banned the entry of people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The order came after the Centre said that movement of passengers will be allowed only with mutual consent of states.

But soon after, the Centre had allowed domestic flights, over-riding the objections of states that wanted stricter coronavirus protocol. Passenger train service is expected to start in a limited fashion from June 1.

The inclusion of air traffic in the list of bans was due to the fact that Karnataka was expecting 15,000 passengers per day, which would put more stress on the system, the minister said.



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  • Kiran Singh, Jalore to Bangalore

    Fri, May 29 2020

    Jalore to Bangalore

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  • Rohan, Mangalore / Dubai

    Fri, May 29 2020

    Gujrat Model Entry Banned in Karnataka....😏🙄🙄

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    We all migrants and mighty survived.Now we don't all our own people to come or to have funeral in our place. We speak akhand bharat.but Bharat is consists many federal state s.now is Karnataka a independent country .the people of the state whom entry is blocked for their no fault is justifiable? Is this rule to the poor people or to all? As we are migrants And we are part of India,the movement can not be stopped.but proper care to be given both the government s.if you delayed lockdown for bringing your own people or had tension of bringing why similar feeling not coming to your heart about common citizen

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  • Fathima, Dxb,mangaluru

    Thu, May 28 2020

    I pity our struggling govt. We are pleading them and we also suggested start only outbound flights from india, so that we meet our families back in our resident countries and in return India will also have lil burden reduced on her shoulders. However repatriation is almost going to end. There are nearly 20k+ NRI's stranded in India who wants to go out But this govt is deaf.

    Sorry now struggle with your unplanned lockdown.

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  • lyrical existence, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    If UP CM Yogi too makes a decision like this,,then the lakhs of stranded labourers will remain out of their native land in big cities without work,,,don't they have right to come back to their own land ??and many say that people from other states must not be allowed to Karnataka,,,imagine our family member in mumbai- his job gone and reduced to a pauper!would not we be worried of his life there & wanting him to come back to us ?? BSY is not concerned of people and their family members 😟

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Well known present government beaten up poor migrant workers and reduced their immunity system.... Instead of providing vitamin c and d....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Why are you closing the borders now?? Now people stay in those states are not our own people??? Some were giving lecture on humanity... Now where humanity disappeared??? When situation goes out of control our authorities realise... 😡😡😡

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Fri, May 29 2020

    Karnataka has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to reduce the number of incoming flights from five states - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Karnataka government issued a clarification yesterday evening, after earlier reports said that the state has asked for a complete ban on flights from these five states.

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Thu, May 28 2020


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  • rakesh, mumbai

    Thu, May 28 2020

    why govt not announced at least 15 days early that on 24 march 2020 is going to be lock down till one month and asked citizen/migrant labour to move respective villages from cities. even govt could hav given them free train ticket to reach their destination. congress has made indian railway so strong that it can carry 100 million peopel in one day from one place to another.

    first lock down was announced on the evening of 24 March 2020 without giving any prior notice to its citizen. all govt PR stunt like banging thali, bells, showering petals, lighting candles three days prior intimation was given.

    on 24th march 2020 when first lock down was announced only 400 corona cases were there in india. if technically someonehad come with corona (during their travel to village) they woud hav completely cured during lock down after 24th march since lockdown continued for more than one month. this one month simply wasted from 24 march 2020.

    With no job and no money for food or to pay rent, amid the nationwide lockdown, we hav no choice but to return our respective native places villages as migrant labours. we work in hotels, we work in BPO's, we work in office.

    because of directionless, clueless, incompetent, unaccountable govt we all indians have to suffer now.This is perhaps the worst man made crisis in the history of independent India. the central egoistic govt with its blind followers/bhakts managed to turn a pandemic into an humanitarian and economic crisis that will haunt us for a long time.

    'Every Country has had Covid-19 but none of them have faced the kind of humanitarian crisis that we are facing today because of this present govt.
    No point of a democracy when it’s not there for its people,especially for the ones that are most vulnerable.

    this govt both central and state govt is fooling millions of his followers very brilliantly.

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  • Hussain, Doha

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Good Decision.. Hope its not too late.. Centre should have taken states advise before starting Domestic Flights

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Fri, May 29 2020

    Even flights from gulf should also be banned for next two years.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 28 2020

    The Horse has already bolted.
    Now we are left with only Nuts and Bolts.
    Open everything bars, temples, mosques , malls, temples, gym, swimming pool.
    Close on Sundays. What nonsensical decision makers !!
    At this rate I think at least 75 % of people coming here from abroad and other states are potential carriers ! Oh god... ! Either they are deliberate ly pushed or something is seriously wrong ! DK is bearing the brunt.. so is Udupi..
    In a hurry to fill the exchequer the GOK has definitely floundered...
    Something fishy going on..

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  • Bharat Kumar, Bangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Sir, it is called lobbying. Companies or institutions which provide funding to parties during elections put pressure to restart air services, pubs, restaurants etc. As you mentioned this is open invitation bring in symptomatic or asymptomatic people to cause more community spread. By June end we will hit maximum numbers

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Yeilding to Lobbying is bound to have disastrous consequence s.
    Should have waited for at least 3 weeks more.
    Think it is too late now.
    Hope these people won't harm KIDS in their enthusiasm to open

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, May 28 2020

    True.... Lobbying.... Well said...want money but no well being of citizens.

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  • Indian, India

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Dear Minister,
    Then what is your preparation plan during whole Lockdown period of 60 days? Did you played Cricket on these days? It is really mismanagement of you ministers, Instead of doing your work you are bussy with politics.... Shame on you that now you are not allowing your own people to come into their home....
    As a logical indians we really need to think again before vote such candidates in future election....

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  • Mariam, Mumbai

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Agreed that Karnataka has to contain spread of Covid-19.
    What about the feelings and emotions of hundreds of people who call Karnataka as their home town and want to be safe in Karnataka. People from Karnataka living in Mumbai do so for their work. When such people want to get back home this is the treatment they get. Highly disappointed.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Damage is already done. Now what is the use of travel ban.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 28 2020

    We are extremely Happy & Healthy in Maharashtra ...

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Glad you are fit and fine!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 28 2020

    We is not enough. It should be ALL !
    Happy and healthy too has its own parameters... Not just saying Cheers...

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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2020

    Yes exactly I'm from mangalore and stuck in Mumbai came here on the 19th of March and waited ever since to return back had come down only for a week

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Fri, May 29 2020

    You are lucky. Nallasopara is not a red zone.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, May 29 2020

    Jossey Saldanha, Your comments make no sense at all. Karnataka has banned all travels from five states for their own protection against this deadly Covid-19.

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