Covid-19: Karnataka seeks people cooperation for home quarantine

Covid-19: Karnataka seeks people cooperation for home quarantine

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Bangaluru, Jun 4 : The Karnataka government has sought assistance from the general public, Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs) and commercial establishments in regulating the movement of people who have arrived from other states and are under home quarantine. An order issued by Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar, assigned a role for the public, RWAs and shops to contain the spread of Covid-19. All shops, commercial establishments, offices, factories, malls, religious places, hotels, etc. are required to check for quarantine stamps on all their customers or visitors (on the back of their hand) before they enter the premises," the order said.

The general public and RWAs are also directed to call the police, if anyone with a quarantine stamp enters their premises before the end of the quarantine period or till they get a negative report on a Covid-19 test. In the recent set of guidelines for inter-state travel issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department, several restrictions were imposed for free movement of people arriving from other States. Due to high case load from Maharashtra, the government had also imposed mandatory institutional quarantine for those returning from that state, the order said. (UNI)