On 28 November, the Karnataka government issued a circular. As s result subjecting to take special surveillance measures for new cases of Covid-19.
Recent upcoming positive cases of Covid-19 at educational institutes of Dharawad, Bengaluru & Mysore district apprised the government of Karnataka. As a result, the Department of Health and family welfare of GoK issued a notice of taking some special measures. As a result, the notice includes 6 points which tell about the restrictions and the precautions steps to defend the health.
Production of RT-PCR negative report (irrespective of vaccination status) not older than 72 hours at entry point is mandatory for those arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra. Students who have arrived from Kerala in last 15 days to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test: Govt of Karnataka pic.twitter.com/GAnaq6k9kp
— ANI (@ANI) November 28, 2021
These points of circular of Karnataka Government are as follows:-
- The RTPCR report should not be too old. Moreover, the testing time should not exceed 72 hours.
- Past 15 days students who have arrived from Kerala and Maharashtra should go through the mandatory RTPCR test.
- Those who have arrived at Karnataka premises. Firstly should have the mandatory RTPCR test just, after the 7th day from arrival.
- all the positive cases will be treated as per protocol. And, negative one will have quarantine and repeat test after 7 days
- Deputy commissioners of districts bordering Kerala state i.e Dakshina, Kanada, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, and Mysur district, shall ensure that all the past checkpoint are totally active And, everyone is going through screening coming from Kerala state as per protocol.
- The daily visitors in Karnataka from another state Kerala mainly students should go through screening at the border. And, will have the RTPCR check-up once in 14 days and possess the negative report while entering into Karnataka.
These are the 6 points which are mentioned in the circular speaking about the precautions and safety measures.
Nowadays the educational institutions started to conduct exams in offline mode and, classes are also going on in the same mode.
Total active cases in Karnataka
In Karnataka still, there are 2334 active cases whereas scientists’ speculation tells about the increment in the numbers.
In my opinion, this is a very good decision for the Karnataka government. and it should also restrict some places of gathering including cinemas, pubs and over the public in marriage functions.