RT-PCR negative certificate mandatory for passengers arriving in Karnataka from UK, Brazil and South Africa

Prime News, National and International, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Bengaluru, February 17:- The Karnataka government has issued a new protocol for those arriving from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa. This measure is taken after four cases of South Africa variant and one case of Brazilian variant was found in India.

The government has also issued new directions for those coming into the state from Kerala following the detection of 40 Covid-19 positive cases at a nursing college in Bengaluru.

The state government has made it mandatory for passengers arriving in Karnataka from the UK, Brazil and South Africa to produce RT PCR negative test reports at the airport and undergo home quarantine for 14 days. They need to take the RT PCR test again on the seventh day. Those found positive will be taken to institutional quarantine facilities with their samples sent for genomic sequencing.

Similarly passengers from Kerala with RT PCR negative test results not older than 72 hours are made mandatory. Those who have come from Kerala in the last two weeks have been asked to undergo the Covid tests. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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