With Inputs from Mounesh Vishwakarma
Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal (DV)
Bantwal, Aug 1: With the state government and the Dakshina Kannada district administration making RT-PCR negative report and testing compulsory for people arriving from Kerala, Bantwal police have set up four checkposts on border areas connecting Kerala.
A team led by Vittal inspector Nagaraj H V is all set to begin checking commuters from Monday August 2.
It may be recalled that the Karnataka government on Saturday, July 31, had issued special surveillance measures for people arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra. The district administration has take appropriate measures to implement the order.
As per the direction of the deputy commissioner, police officials have installed barricades on Saradka checkpost in Vittal. Necessary measures have been taken for screening commuters. Police have also taken measures in border areas of Salethur, Kanyana and Beripadavu. Altogether, the police have set up barricades in four places which connect Kerala.
ASI, head constable and homeguards have been deployed to each checkpost.
Those who have negative report of RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours will be allowed to enter Dakshina Kannada district. "Police will not allow anyone without negative test report. The public should not misbehave with police," warned inspector Nagaraj.
Students, professionals and others who commute to and fro across the border on a daily basis should posses RT-PCR negative report and ID card of the institution or their workplace.
The inspector also informed that people residing on the border areas will be allowed to enter the district if they produce a letter stating that they have undergone RT-PCR test or possess negative test report.
Superintendent of police Rishikesh Sonawane has directed officials to implement the order of the government effectively.