As per government guidelines, travelers crossing to Karnataka from Maharashtra are mandated to have a COVID negative report – RTPCR less than 72 hours from the time of taking the swab.
Therefore, only those who have a negative report should be allowed to travel within the state, ”said DC MG Hiremath.
He visited the Mangasuli, Kognolli and Kagawad check posts in the district on Monday.
Discussions were held with the designated officials and staff of the team regarding the implementation of the guidelines.
Due to the high incidence of Covid cases in the neighboring state, special surveillance measures have been taken at the state border.
It is mandatory for travelers arriving from Maharashtra to have a negative report of the RTPCR examination done within 72 hours.
The respective bus operators should review the passenger covid test report of passengers arriving by bus from the neighboring state as specified in the government guidelines.
The Deputy Commissioner MG Hiremath, directed the staff of the Department of Health and Police at the border check posts to maintain proper records for vehicle inspection.
Tahsildars, health officials and local officials of the police department were also present.