Mangaluru, May 07, 2021: Karnataka government has decided to stop RTPCR testing at Airport for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh.
Because of the upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab ad Chanidghar, the state government had made it mandatory for the passengers to possess RTPCR negative report (not older than 72 hours) while coming to Karnataka.
Necessary arrangements were made at Airport for verifying the RTPCR negative report and collection and testing the samples for those who arrive without the report.
ICMR issued an advisory two days ago suggesting to stop such tests for those who travel from one state to another.
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Following this, the Karnataka government on May 7 issued a circular instructing to stop the process of verifying RTPCR negative test reports for individuals arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, and Chandigarh.
However, it is mandatory for those with COVID-19 symptoms to carry an RTPCR negative test report.