Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa Tuesday directed District Commissioners, Zilla Panchayat CEOs and SPs to camp at taluk centres to take necessary action to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Since restrictions will be lifted from June 8, the district administrations must take all precautionary measures and strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Central Government,” Yediyurappa said.
At the same time, the Karnataka government began collecting swabs of people arriving from Maharashtra at railway stations in Bengaluru. The waiting lounge on platform number 8 of KSR Bengaluru railway station turned into a coronavirus testing kiosk soon after the special train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai arrived.
However, health officers added that the same would be discontinued as a revised Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) is awaited to be issued soon.