Covid-19: Karnataka sees spike, bars entry of people from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu


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BENGALURU: Karnataka on Monday banned until Might 31 entry of people into the state from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — which have seen a spike in Covid-19 cases within the current weeks.
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa stated they may evaluate the choice depending on the state of affairs prevailing at that time and after considering requests from these states.
Nevertheless, Karnataka will permit individuals from different states, including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with whom the state shares its border, in a staggered method. The restriction won't apply to individuals who have already registered their names on Seva Sindhu portal and secured passes for journey between states.
As many as 49,935 individuals from Maharashtra, 17,756 from Tamil Nadu and a couple of,563 individuals from Gujarat have registered their names to return to Karnataka as on Monday.
“We'll permit individuals from any state if they've obtained a journey move,” medical schooling minister Okay Sudhakar stated.
The choice to impose journey restrictions follows the current arrival of numerous individuals from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
Scores of these coming back from the affected states tested constructive in quarantine, leading to a spike in the number of infections within the state. “Some 60% to 70% constructive instances reported in Karnataka up to now week have had journey historical past to those states,” Sudhakar stated.
House minister Basavaraj Bommai stated the federal government was on excessive alert about individuals coming from these states because of an alarming rise within the variety of instances in Karnataka.