Karnataka bans all travels from five states reports of coronavirus in passenger
Bengaluru : Karnataka has once again suspended all type of incoming transport from neighbouring states to contain the spiralling coronavirus infection in the state. According to the latest advisory, no flights, trains or other vehicles will allowed to come to the state from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in India.
This comes after reports of at least five passengers testing positive after they travelled in the domestic flights.
According to data from the Union Health Ministry, Karnataka so far had 2,418 cases of coronavirus, 781 patients were cured and 47 had died.
While, the figures are very less as compared to the other state, the things became critical as the spike has been registered mainly in the people who are coming from different states. In last 24 hours, 118 of the 135 new cases reported, were people who had travelled into the state.
By evening, after a cabinet meeting, State Law Minister JC Madhu Swamy said: "We will see that no infected person from Maharashtra, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu will enter by road, for some for some 10, 15 days, because we have heavy load on us".
Quarantine for incoming people is also posing a problem, the minister said. "We have to test them twice. It is consuming a lot of time and we are short of accommodation. So we are restricting movement until these people move out of quarantine," he added.
On May 18 - days after lockdown 4 was announced - Karnataka had banned entry of people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.