Mangaluru: Corona negative report for Keralites postponed by two days

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Feb 23: Dakshina Kannada district administration has postponed by two days, its decision on mandatory production of coronavirus negative certificate not older than 72 hours for those who travel to Karnataka from Kerala. This decision was taken, taking into account the fact that the travellers need time to procure the certificate, said district health officer, Dr Ramachandra Bairy.

The administration had earlier through a release, banned entry of people into the district without negative coronavirus certificates. Officials of health and police departments had started checking the passengers coming into the district at Talapady, Jalsoor, Saradka, Nettanige Mudnoor and Menala entry points for certificates. When people coming from Kerala could not produce certificates, they were stopped, at which they protested. Students in particular were apprehensive. At one stage, vehicles going to Kerala from Karnataka were stopped at Talapady. When Ullal station house officer, Sandeep, tried to convince the protesters, the protesters shouted slogans asking Karnataka police to go back.

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Thereafter, Kerala police came there and convinced the protesters to withdraw the protest. Thereafter, the protesters said that if restrictions continue, they will stage a road blockade again. Kasargod zilla panchayat standing committee former chairman, Harshan Vorkady, said that this development was part of a political conspiracy.

BJP Kasargod district president, K Srikanth, urged the Karnataka government to withdraw the said condition. District health officials said that it is the responsibility of the principals of schools and colleges to inform the Kerala students of the need to bring corona negative certificates without fail.

In the meanwhile, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee secretary, B Subbayya Rai, has filed a petition in Karnataka high court, accusing Dakshina Kannada district administration of taking a decision that is not in consonance with the central government unlock rules. He said that the students are facing problems as their exams are drawing nearer.



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  • Anonymous, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Plz stop al these chaos.. people are dying bcoz of this chaos. Covid cant be controlled just by blocking the borders !!

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  • Sameer, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Conduct online exams for degree students!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    in the meanwhile, negative reports may be getting printed...

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  • RU, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Does blockin borders actually prevent corona ??? Wat if ppl become positive after enterin the border ?? Such a worst decission , n wat abt ppl who have taken vaccination ? These decissions shud have been tsken after considering the situation of students , patients , doctors , nurses , n other ppl crossing borders daily fr work .

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Earlier, some months ago, Kasaragod DC has taken the same steps. Kasaragod dist. administration itself had withdrawn it's orders before the date of implementation.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Two days viruses are in contact with influecial people of Karnataka

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    It is possible to check the inflow of people from Kerala by road on production of negative covid report. What about thousands of people coming to Mangalore by train ? Is there any S O P for train passengers ?

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  • John, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    As per data available online from starting December '20 to Till now corona cases in Kerala increased from nearly 6 lacs to 10 lacs with daily average around 5k cases, Administration is now woken up is the question. (Present around 2.5k daily )

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  • Ajay, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    This is a utter flop decision, exam time for students, trade and business has just found some relief, for many ppl it is a necessity to travel crossing borders for their livelihood and our district administration takes this decision. Please plan something alternative

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Looks like D.K prepared to invite corona for next 2 days..

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  • Ps, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Keep postponing. Corona will wait for you.

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