Karnataka closes borders with Kerala as Covid-19 cases rise

at 3:57 pm
Kerala coronavirus

New Delhi (NVI): Karnataka government has reinstated stricter control on transit of passengers from Kerala in view of increasing COVID-19 positive cases.

Long queues of vehicles have lined up in the border areas since morning as Karnataka authorities sealed many roads including national highways and restricted entry only for those with Covid-19 negative certificates.

The Dakshina Kannada authorities sealed have all borders from today except four to cross over, according to media reports.

People will have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate through an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their cross over time.

Health and police personnel have been placed on duty at the four borders, viz.Talapady in Mangalore taluk, Saradka in Bantwal, Nettanige-Mudnuru in Puttur taluk and Jalsoor in Sullia, to verify and allow people’s entry into Karnataka.

Kerala has been witneesing an upward trajectory in the number of coronavirus cases with nearly 4,000 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases to 10,34,657 in the state.