Karnataka Home Minister, Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday, announced that abiding by the Union government’s latest circular, Karnataka has made it mandatory for all inter-state travellers coming into the State to possess a negative COVID-19 report, adding that the report would be checked at all entry points across borders.
To meet this requirement, the police strength at all check posts would be enhanced at the earliest. Since the lockdown has been extended by another two-weeks, till June 7, 2021, this guideline will be in place to break the chain.
In March 2021, a negative COVID-19 report was made mandatory only for people travelling from Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra and Chandigarh. However, the rule was taken down recently.
The State has reported a decline in COVID-19 cases during the lockdown. 31,183 cases were recorded in the State on Saturday which included 8,214 cases in Bengaluru.