Bangalore News: Over 10 international travellers who arrived in Bengaluru from southern African countries have gone untraceable, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike said on Friday. The travellers have switched off their phones, officials said.
This comes a day after the Karnataka government ordered a probe into test reports of the 66-year-old South African national, that allowed him to leave the country. The probe into the person’s test came after questions were raised on how he managed to get a negative report within three days after testing positive for Covid on arrival and also about him reportedly attending some official meeting, and leaving the country even as his genomic sequencing reports were awaited.
Meanwhile, Karnataka has introduced updated Covid-19 guidelines, according to which all cultural activities/fests, functions have been postponed till January 15, 2022 in all educational institutions.
Karnataka logged 413 new Covid-19 cases and four deaths on Friday, taking the total number of infections to 29,97,246 and the toll to 38,220. Bengaluru Urban continued to top the list of cases (212), as the city saw 185 discharges and two deaths. The total number of active cases in the state is now 6,896.