Speaking to media persons at Belagavi airport on January 2, Chief minister Basavraj Bommai said, only those who have been double dose vaccinated and have RTPCR test reports are being allowed to enter the state.
The strict implementation was done instantly.
At Night buses carrying passengers without RTPCR reports are being sent back by the district police at the Karnataka-Maharashtra borders.
Not only the Belagavi check post but even other check posts around have also been asked to tighten measures. Border areas of neighboring Vijayapura district too have been asked to tighten their check posts. About 11 check posts have been put up in the Vijayapura district. Though the tight measures would cause a bit of inconvenience to passengers, it is inevitable in the interest of public health in the Belagavi district, he said.
The government is considering opting for more containment measures to mitigate the transmission of the coronavirus. The Karnataka government would be discussing this Covid situation with experts this week only. CM Bommai said, “Having the experience of managing the earlier two waves, we have already asked the experts to recommend containment measures, with limited impact on daily lives of the people”.