Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V has issued an order to open only four interstate borders to visitors from neighbouring Kerala, due to the surge in cases. Talapady in Mangaluru taluk, Saradka in Bantwal, Nettanige-Mudnuru in Puttur taluk and Jalsoor in Sullia will be open and all other interstate borders will be closed from Monday (February 22).
Passengers from Kerala will have to enter Karnataka and return via these four check posts, said the DC who is also the Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority.
The DC said that the health department will deploy teams on all four check posts to screen those entering Dakshina Kannada district. All those entering the district should produce Covid-19 negative certificate obtained 72 hours prior to their journey
Those who are travelling in buses need to compulsorily show Covid-19 negative certificates. A separate data of daily passengers from Kerala including students and those working in various business establishments will be collected. They will be asked to produce Covid-19 negative certificates and will have to undergo tests once in 15 days, he added.