Travelers from Kerala, Maharashtra to be subjected to quarantine if entered without RT-PCR report: BBMP
In a big development in BBMP limits, the chief commissioner has stated that if passengers coming from Kerala and Maharashtra entered without the latest RT-PCR certificate, they will be forced into quarantine. The passengers will be given a choice to either quarantine at a Covid Care Centre or at hotels listed by the palike.
As BBMP reported a spike in Covid positive cases, the BBMP commissioner has ordered tracing, tracking of passengers coming from Covid hit Kelara and Maharashtra and subjecting them for quarantine.
Chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said that the rules will be implemented from today itself and passengers coming from Kerala and Maharashtra will be checked at the railway station and airport. And in case they fail to produce the latest Covid negative report, they will be put under quarantine.
Such passengers will be given a choice to quarantine either at a hotel listed by BBMP or at a Covid Care Centre in the respective zones. The passengers have to pay to the hotel for the stay and those who opt to stay at Covid Care Centre will not be charged.
The passengers will also be subjected to the RT-PCR test and only once the report comes negative, they will be allowed to go to their respective destination.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held between chief secretary P Kumar, BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta, Bengaluru Urban DC J Manjunath and Police Commissioner Kamal Pant for stricter implementation of Covid guidelines and in the meeting, it was decided that zonal DCPs along with BBMP Joint Commissioners will be given responsibilities for ensuring these rules are followed at zonal level.
The commissioner also informed that he has given a proposal for curbs like night curfew and weekend lockdown and other measures and has left it to the government to decide.
Meanwhile, the palike has already identified 136 containment areas in 8 different zones and cautioned neighbors to be alert as a part of its effort to blunt the spread.
No temple darshan on weekend in Kerala bordering Chamarajanagar:
Meanwhile, Chamarajanagara Deputy Commissioner has instructed the officials to intensify checking at the border and has canceled the weekend temple darshan in the district. The DC also has instructed Bandipur Tiger Reserve Authorities to stop the entry of tourists who come to safari if they fail to produce the latest Covid negative certificate.
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