In Karnataka, the State Government has made it mandatory for those entering the state from Maharashtra to produce either a RT-PCR negative report or COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
The special surveillance measure is being taken in the wake of Delta Plus variant cases reported in Maharashtra. AIR correspondent reports that according to the notification issued on June 28th the negative report should not be older than 72 hours and the vaccination certificate should indicate at least one dose of vaccination.
The Deputy Commissioners of Kalaburagi, Belagavi, Vijayapura and Bidar districts which share border with Maharashtra were instructed to deploy Revenue department personnel at the check points to ensure that the norms are complied with. Airlines, train authorities and public bus operators are made responsible to ensure that the norms are followed.
Exemptions are given to the constitutional functionaries, health workers and children below the age of two years. Action as per the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and Indian Penal Code is initiated for any violation of the norms.