Covid 19-negative report mandatory for people arriving from Kerala, Maharashtra

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Feb 21: Cases of second wave of Covid are increasing in the neighbouring states. As a precaution the state government has taken certain steps to prevent the same from spreading in Karnataka.

Corona negative report is made mandatory for all those who are arriving into Karnataka from Kerala. Similarly, the government has taken out an order to make the same mandatory for people arriving from Maharashtra. People arriving from both states should have RT-PCR negative report that is done within 72 hours of arriving in Karnataka.

Representational image

Covid cases are increasing at an alarming rate in Maharashtra. The number of new cases has increased to 645 from 350 in Mumbai. More than 6,000 new cases are detected in Maharashtra on Friday. That is why the government of Karnataka has resorted to strict action.

RT-PCR negative report is mandatory for all those arriving by bus, train, flight or private vehicles. Ground staff of airlines have to ensure the report at the boarding point itself. Conductors of buses should give the ticket to the passenger after confirming the negative report. Passengers who have bought the ticket online have to show the negative report to the conductor before boarding the bus. Staff of railways also have to take action for inspecting the report of passengers. Toll gate staff is informed to inspect the reports of people who enter the state in their private vehicles.

Any hostel, residential school and regular schools that report five or more than five cases of Covid-19 should be declared as Containment Zone. After seven days repeat RTPCR test should be done for students and staff. In addition, educational institutions must mandatorily follow wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitizer, social distancing and supervision of those showing symptoms of infection.

Nodal officer needs to be nominated in schools and colleges where students of Maharashtra origin are studying and who exhibit symptoms of Covid.






Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • Christopher Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Hi Friends can any one tell me the procedure as I have a Maharashtra registered car and will be traveling to Goa from Mangalore for 3 days and returning. Any idea if we also have to go tru this procedure Please advice if sure on the rule concerning our trip. TIA

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    @Christopher Lobo, Mangalore Currently rule makers are not seen bothered about such problems of common people. You have to listen to the officials on the way that you have planned to travel. Now our concerned department has focused on Keralites and Maharastrians who enter Karnataka. But there is no answer for the question that what should a person from Karnataka do if he wants to go to Kerala / Maharashtra and wishes to return.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [2] Report Abuse

  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    drama started again... opportunity for quacks and rogues to make money again ....

    DisAgree [1] Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    In this money making drama, I'm sure positive reports can become negative if the person is rich, influential, powerful and wants to visit neighbourhood at any cost for his work

    DisAgree [1] Agree [4] Report Abuse

  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    if the public uses masks properly, things will be under control. But no, we are 'Kannadigas' and will not follow sane advice. Go anywhere in the state - people go about without masks as if they are all immune to COVID. and then blame people from Kerala & Maharashtra for spread of disease.

    DisAgree Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Very bad step. Honorable ministers, pls take these steps instead 1) Declare each state of India as an independent country. 2) Introduce visa / citizenship change to visit / stay in these new COUNTRIES. Otherwise it (opening checkposts in borders) will be an endless process. After Karnataka closes the checkposts, Kerala will start. After Kerala closes, again Karnataka will start.

    DisAgree [3] Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    This is a very bureaucratic step without any consideration to the ground realities. There are many people i border areas of Kerala, who are working in Mangalore, commuting to and fro everyday. Is it feasible for them to get a PCR test every 3rd day? There are many agencies in Mangalore supplying to the shops of border areas of Kasaragod on a daily basis. Covid has ruined the life of many people. Some are just recovering. Please consider all these before you draw out rules.

    DisAgree [2] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Dilli, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Ridiculous move. Just to throw dust in the eyes of everyone and cause trouble for many. Why not enforcing people going about in town to maintain social distancing and proper use of masks. 70% of people are seen in Mangalore flaunting the distancing and mask precautions. 25% of em wearing masks as chin supports leaving nose and mouth completely exposed. Only a few 5% seem to have any sense. Sad state of affairs.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Covid 19-negative report mandatory for people arriving from Kerala, Maharashtra

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image