COVID testing mandatory for Truck drivers from MH and KL

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The Karnataka Health department has issued a circular which makes compulsory RT-PCR Examination Report for Drivers and Assistants of Freight Transport Vehicles from Kerala and Maharashtra States.

Health Commissioner K.V. Trilok Chandra in the note said drivers and cleaners/ helpers who do not have a latest RT-PCR negative certificate and who had not been tested in the last 15 days should not be allowed entry into the State.

The Chief Minister will hold a video conference with officials of districts where cases are high. Since there are more inter-state travellers coming to to Mangaluru, testing will be ramped up there. Instructions have been issued to officials of Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Udupi, Kodagu, Belagavi and Tumkuru to be more vigilant, the Minister said.

Already Covid negative report mandatory for travelers from Maharashtra into KA – A negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours shall be compulsory for those arriving by flights/ buses/trains/personal transport.


The negative RT-PCR report shall be verified at the time of boarding by airlines staffs. b. For those travelling by bus, tickets shall be issued on production of negative RT.PCR report or shall be checked by the bus conductor while boarding of those who have booked ticket online, etc. c. In the trains the TTEs shall check the negative RT-PCR test report. d. A random check of the testing reports from the persons arriving at the tollgates or,/point of entry shall be made for those coming by personal.
ll those arriving from Maharashtra and checking into hotels, resorts, hostels, home stays, dormitories, etc. shall compulsorily produce a negative RT.PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours. Owners of the above-mentioned places should ensure that the occupants produce negative RT-PCR certificate.

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