According to a report, the minister on Friday had said that people coming from Kerala and Maharashtra, the two states which have seen a spike in coronavirus cases, will be monitored meticulously and special attention will be paid to the bordering districts. Cautioning people against negligence, he said that the pandemic is not behind [us] and also hinted at the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19.
Earlier this week, the Karnataka government had issued new guidelines mandating all those coming to the state from Kerala and abroad to carry a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours. He mentioned that Kerala was reporting nearly 4,000-5,000 cases every day.
In Karnataka, 39% of the vaccination drive target for Friday was reached, as 40,575 healthcare and frontline workers were vaccinated across the state.
Meanwhile as COVID-19 cases see a rise in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray have warned the people to follow precautions and guidelines seriously otherwise there would be a possibility to impose lockdown again in the state.