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No health screening for private travel within Karnataka

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Inter-district bus, train passengers will be screened at starting point

BENGALURU:

There will now be no health screening for inter-district travellers in Karnataka using private vehicles. 

An earlier order issued for the pendency of Lockdown 4.0 from May 18 to 31 has resultantly been withdrawn. 

On Thursday, the Commissioner of the Health and Family Welfare Department, Pankaj Kumar Pandey, issued a revised circular to all district DCs and public transport department heads. 

Health Commissioner Pankarj Kumar Pandey

The circular stated, “In view of more relaxations for the movement of people and exemptions to many economic activities, the restrictions on inter-district movement of people have been revisited by the government. 

“It is now decided that there will be no inter-district checkposts for health screening in Karnataka. Any health screening for passengers travelling by public transport (buses and trains) will be done at the origin of the journey and all those passengers found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.

“Those who are found symptomatic should be taken to fever clinics for further examination. The agencies running public transport (KSRTC and others, Indian Railways, private bus operators) should ensure health screening of passengers before the start of the journey.

“There will be no health screening of passengers travelling by private vehicles across districts in Karnataka.”

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