Karnataka Bangalore News August 31 Highlights: People entering Karnataka from neighbouring Kerala will have to remain in institutional quarantine for a week even if they are vaccinated and carry a negative RT-PCR test report, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday. The measure is also applicable to air passengers from Kerala and they can choose a hotel of their choice, which had been designated for institutional quarantine. Such travellers undergoing institutional quarantine will be tested on the sixth day and if the report comes out negative for COVID-19 on the seventh day, they will be allowed to go.
Meanwhile, seven persons, including Hosur DMK MLA Prakash’s son Karuna Sagar died after their car rammed into a road divider and a compound wall in the early hours of Tuesday.
The victims have been identified as Prakash’s son Karuna Sagar, his relative Bindu, friends Ishita, Dhanusha, Akshay Goyal, Utsav, and Rohith. Karuna Sagar, who was driving the car, lost control of the vehicle and hit the bollards on the pedestrian way, crashing into a wall in the nearby building.
The passengers were travelling in an Audi and the accident took place near Mangala Kalayana Manatapa at around 1.30 am. According to police, the group was heading towards Forum mall when the mishap occurred.
In another incident, over 300 people, who had taken part in All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s public rally in support of two candidates contesting the municipal corporation elections, have been booked for violating the COVID protocol, police said on Tuesday. The rally was held Monday afternoon at Darbar Gali in Belagavi city.