Maha Omicron spread: State govt tightens vigil at Belagavi border

09:07 AM Jan 03, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Belagavi: Karnataka has stepped-up vigil at its borders with Maharashtra, amid the huge spike in coronavirus cases.


“There has been a spike in Corona, Omicron cases in the last one week. This is especially high in Maharashtra with Mumbai in the lead. We have issued instructions for strict vigil in border districts as the region has high business interactions with Mumbai,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told media persons at the Belagavi airport.

Only those who have been double vaccinated and have RT-PCR test reports are being allowed to enter the state, he said.

“Not only the Belagavi check post, even other check posts around have been asked to tighten measures. Border areas of neighbouring Vijayapura district too has been asked to tighten checking. 11 check posts have come up in Vijayapura. Though the tight measures would cause a bit of inconvenience, it is inevitable in the interest of public health in Belagavi district,” Bommai added.


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