Karnataka continues to crack down on border checkposts following restrictions on travelers from Kerala and Maharashtra. Those arriving in private vehicles and Kerala and Karnataka RTC buses will be allowed to cross only after securing a RTPCR negative certificate within 72 hours. Facilities for detection of fake RTPCR were also set up at the checkposts. The current situation on the Tamil Nadu border continues. No further restrictions have been imposed.
Vehicles from Kerala were searched at the Attibelle check post near Bengaluru yesterday. The check posts at Moolehole, Kutta in Chamarajanagar Gundalpet, Bavali in Mysore HD Fort, Makoottam in Kodagu Virajpet and Thalappadi in Mangalore were also tightened. Authorities stopped the vehicle after crossing the border and at several places on the national highway, demanding vaccination and RTPCR certificates. Those who arrived without RTPCR certificate were also blocked yesterday.
The Tamil Nadu Health Department is of the view that there should be no strict border checks unless a new variant is reported in Kerala. For travel to Tamil Nadu, proof of taking 2 doses of vaccine and e-pass will suffice. Checks at the Aryankavu border in Kollam district continued as usual. Government buses from both the states ply to the Kottavasal border. Kovid test is being conducted for bus passengers at Puliyara Kovid Screening Center, Tamil Nadu. Inspection is not strict at the Malappuram Nadukani border either.
Center says Kovid vaccine is not mandatory
New Delhi: The Central government has told the Supreme Court that the Kovid vaccine has not been made mandatory in the country. The Ministry of Health has issued detailed guidelines stating that the vaccine should be given voluntarily. He demanded that the test information of the vaccines be made public and that the vaccine not be made compulsory. The Centre’s response was to a petition filed by Jacob Puliel. The government said trial data and minutes of meetings where vaccines were approved were available for public reading.
English Summary: Stringent tests at karnataka for rtpcr certificate