Mangaluru: Covid-19 - Only five entry points from Kerala open, negative report mandatory

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Feb 21: In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases in neighbouring Kerala, the Dakshina Kannada district administration has closed all interstate borders with Kerala, barring five major points namely Talapady, Saradka in Bantwal, Nettanige Moodnuru, Menala of Puttur, and Jalsur in Sullia.

The five entry points have check posts along with a health department team.

The administration has also made Covid-negative certificates not older than 72 hours, compulsory for the commuters who enter Karnataka.

Speaking to Daijiworld, deputy commissioner Dr KV Rajendra said, "In this regard, the government of Karnataka had issue directions on February 18. Travellers from the neighbouring states will be allowed only with RT-PCR negative reports. As there are several travellers from interstate borders, it is been informed to undergo RT-PCR test for free of cost at Wenlock hospital. Barring four major points, all 17 major points all will be closed. I will hold meetings with PDOs of gram panchayat on the borders of Kerala and Karnataka to setup check post points to allow the commuters after checking their RT-PCR test report. The daily commuters and students should undergo the RT-PCR test once in 15 days. This is a precautionary measure to contain the spread.”

There is no restriction for ambulances. But, co-passengers who accompany the patients should undergo the RT-PCR test (done 72 hours prior to check-in). Bus conductors should also focus on RT-PCR test reports.







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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    If interstate people are not allowed to enter the state, how will they go to Wenlock for free testing? Imho, this will open a pandoras box for fake certificates!

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    Yogi was there in Kasaragod, does this mean that on the way back to Mangalore, he will have to produce negative report ?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    He has taken Coronil approved by WHO ....

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  • Kimberly, Goa

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    What about people travelling from Goa?

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  • Mohd, Mgle

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Save mangalore economy

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  • Sham Bhat, Kasaragod / Mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    The directions / decisions are not practical.A resident of Mangaluru travelling to Kasarahod and returning on the same day or next day what is the sratus.Whetger ge to xarry a negative report.Or whther tge administration us issuing paases. ?. Many times we have to travel on emergency to attebd to elderly people in the family there.Whether wail till we get negetive report and travel.Or else you cannot come back.Please take practical decisions

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    What about those who travel daily for different purposes?

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  • Swathi, Surathkal

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    It is good move Sir. What about the people who are coming through train, what measure the administration is taking, Any monitoring is going on? Many people reached Mangalore by train

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