COVID-19: Coastal security strengthens security in K'taka

COVID-19: Coastal security strengthens security in K'taka

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Mangaluru, Apr 8: The Coastal Security Police on Wednesday strengthened the security in order to ensure that no one from Kerala reach the shores of Karnataka to curb the spread of coronavirus, as high number of patients were reported in the neighbouring state,

The interceptor boats of Coastal Security Police(CSP) patrol round the clock, said Coastal Security Police SP R Chethan.

The security along the boat landing points on the border of Karnataka has also been strengthened. It was easy to reach shores of Bettampady, Ucchila using boats from Kerala. Hence, the coastal security police were on high alert in these areas, the CSP

After the roads leading to Karnataka were closed with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Kasargod, many had expressed apprehension over people reaching shores of Karnataka using boats.

Now the Dakshina Kannada district administration has allowed the ambulances carrying patients from Kasargod to cross the border to reach Mangaluru for emergency medical treatment.(UNI)