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RTPCR Negative a must if traveling to Karnataka from Maharashtra, Goa or Kerala

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The COVID 19 situation in the State of Karnataka has been further reviewed on 04-01-2022 and it is found that the State of Karnataka is witnessing alarming rate of increase in the number of patients which is attributed mainly due to Omicron variant. The number of patients are getting doubled in less than 3 days and the number stood at 2053 cases as on 0401-2022.

The Technical Advisory Committee has suggested imposing additional containment measures to contain the spread of infection due to COVID 19 and to continue with the focused implementation of the five-fold strategy of test-track- treat- vaccination and adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour.

   There shall be intensive surveillance at the border of Kerala and Maharashtra as per the prevailing circular/guidelines issued by Department of Health and family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka. The same guidelines are extended to State of Goa. The checks are on all modes of transports that is air, train and road.

Earlier RTPCR Negative certificate was required only for visitors from Maharashtra and Kerala, but now under the new measures, even Goa has been included in the list.

Weekend curfew from Friday 10 pm to Monday 5 am across Karnataka up to 19/01/2022 has been imposed.

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