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No Covid screening needed for inter-district private travel in K’taka

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) As part of enhanced relaxations amid lockdown 4.0, the Karnataka government has done away with health screening for people undertaking inter-district travel in private vehicles, an official said on Thursday.

“There will be no health screening of passengers travelling by private vehicles across districts in Karnataka,” Health and Family Welfare Services Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said.

Similarly, the state has also done away with inter-district health screening check-posts, Pandey said.

However, all passengers availing public transport will be screened for Covid.

Covid screening for passengers taking buses and trains, public transport, will be conducted at the point of origin and all asymptomatic cases will be allowed to travel.

“Those who are found symptomatic should be taken to fever clinics for further examination. The agencies running public transport should ensure health screeningabefore the jorney,” Pandey said.

Public transporters he named include the state road transport corporations, Indian Railways and private bus operators.

According to Pandey, the state government has revisited restrictions on inter-district movement of people following enhanced lockdown relaxations.



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