In the wake of reports that the COVID mutant virus is spreading, District Collector R. Venkatesh Kumar inspected the Kognoli check post in Nippani taluk on Sunday.
According to the government guidelines, Negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours shall be compulsorily produced by the passengers coming to Karnataka by flight, bus, train, taxi, personal transport, etc. this is irrespective of the vaccination taken. Therefore, the Collector issued a strict directive that only those who have a negative report should be allowed to travel within the state.
Every vehicle passing through the check post at the border is stopped and verified for RTPCR certificate. The duty officer and staff were instructed to make sure they had a negative report.
On the same occasion, the DC inspected some vehicles and sent back a few vehicles because there was no negative report with the occupants.
The government issued a directive that from time to time, the government should adhere to the guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID.
A total of five check posts have been set up including Kognoli, Kodani, Borgaon and Mangur in Nippani Taluk. Citizens Traveling are only allowed if there is a negative report with them. Otherwise, vehicles are being returned, Nippani Tahsildar Mohan Bhasmeh said.
Later, the District Collector Venkateshakumar also visited the Kagawad check post and reviewed the measures being taken.