mangalore today

Border woes:DK Administration puts off decision on Covid negative reports for travellers from Kerala

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Feb 23, 2021:     The Dakshina Kannada district administration  which had made Covid negative reports of not older than 72 hours mandatory  for those entering the district from Kerala, has postponed the implementation of this decision by two days  considering that those entering the district from the neighbouring state would need some time to get the certificate. This information was provided by District Health Officer Dr Ramachandra Bairi.  



On Monday health officials accompanied by police personnel had started screening passengers at the entry points at Talapady, Nettanige Mudnur, Menala, Saradka and Jalsoor and prevented  those who did not have the negative reports . This had  inconvenienced many including students.

At one point the officials even restricted  vehicles from the district from entering Kerala. This even led to a protest.

Kerala Pradesh Congress Secretary B Subbayya Rai has even moved the Karnataka High Court alleging that the DK District administration’s rule was in contravention to the unlock rules of the Centre.