Karnataka: Passengers from Maharashtra, Kerala to undergo Covid test


Bengaluru, Nov 27 (IANS): As a precautionary measure, the authorities in Karnataka have made Covid test compulsory for all passengers arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra, officials said on Saturday.

An official said awareness, along with vaccination, is necessary amid fears of the new Omicron variant, as well as Covid outbreak at a medical college in Dharwad, Mysuru and Bengaluru institutions.

BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta has issued directions in this regard to the officials on Saturday.

He has given instructions on deputing special teams at major bus stops, terminals and railway stations to check the passengers and conduct Covid tests.

Addressing a virtual meeting, he stated that he had discussed with Bengaluru Urban District Commissioner in connection with conducting tests in the outskirts and borders of the city. The officials should ensure precautions to contain the new variant, he said.

Bengaluru has witnessed 160 Covid cases since a week.

However, the city recorded 224 cases on Friday and more cases are found in Anekal region. The officers will have to be vigilant, he said.

The precautionary measures should be implemented to see to it that no cluster of Covid cases comes up.

Currently, there are 63 containment zones in the city and they have to be managed appropriately, Gupta said.

The officials will have to take the call to send samples for genomic sequencing to find out new variant, he said.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Rajeja Waterfront

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Can we know which Covid Test ...

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  • Stevan, Shirva/Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    All this is EXPERIMENT to CONTROL the PEOPLE and BRING, " ONE WORLD ORDER/GOVERNMENT".WAIT AND WATCH.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    The "Nu" variant cannot be more infectious and more lethal at the same time.According to virologists "more infectious" viruses are "less lethal".Govt. should declare either the vaccination program was a success or a failure. If it was a success those who are fully vaccinated should not be subjected to rtPCR tests.WHO, hospitals and politicians will not allow the Covid virus to die peacefully.RIP Covid.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    ಓಯೇ ಮಾರಾಯಾ… if mask can conquer the virus / variants / pandemic , no need of testing, vaccine, quarantine, treatment, containment etc. etc. etc. ನಿನ್ನ ತಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೆಗಣಿ ಇದೆಯಾ…

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  • Cynthia, Saanthurkopla

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    K b r ji.....have you seen ಸೆಗಣಿಯ ಹುಳ ?? Big, fat like nigerian peoples 💋 ??? .though segani is black, HULA is white like European people....see the comparison....hmmm..Same hula tumbide....

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  • Vishal, mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    What brainless decisions. First of all, strictly enforce wearing of masks. Most people are roaming around without mask and if cases go up same people will put the blame on others.

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

    Sun, Nov 28 2021

    Vishal, mangalore, I fully agree with your sensible comment.

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  • Chandar, Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Don't blame on neighbor states, first implement strict on wearing masks inside karnataka, really shame on this.. Just political motivated one

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  • Tester Tester, Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Good decision from Karnataka government

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  • Well wisher, Kudla

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Kumbh Mela is okay for them

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    for all we know, the variant is already there in Bangalore! as if only residents of Maharashtra and Kerala are prone to infection by the variant! what a repetitively silly reaction by Karnataka

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    If Dr. Biswaroop Roy Choudhary could cure 1000's of patients in his Covid Care center at Ahmed Nagar in Maharshstra, then why cant we follow the same....!!!!!!?????? He has cured covid patients without any medicines, without any masks, without any oxygen cylinders...!!!!!!!! That too with zero mortality....!!!!???? Shall we believe in such results or Government news....?????? Why cant we promote such treatments unless they give any negative results....??????

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Christmas approaching fast hence new variants are created by govt so all these days no new virus.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Prevention is better than cure ... Tablighi jamaat, Christmas festivities are big threat to our Govt.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Sat, Nov 27 2021

    Prevention is better than cure ... Tablighi jamaat, Christmas festivities are big threat to our Govt.

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