Zika virus: Surveillance increased at Kerala-Karnataka borders

12:22 PM Jul 14, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru: Surveillance has been increased at Kerala-Karnataka borders as the Zika virus and delta plus cases are being reported in the neighboring districts.


Police have set up check posts have been at the border roads and everyone entering Dakshina Kannada is being subjected to scrutiny.

Check posts have been set up at Talapady, Nettilapadavu, Narya Cross, Nandara Padpu, Mudungaru Katte and Taudugoli which fall within the city commissionerate limits. Additional staff has been posted there.

Other check posts at Saradka, Salethur and Kanyana within Vittal police station limits, Menala, Swarga and Sulliapadavu within Puttur rural station limits, and Muroor, Mandekolu, Baddadka and Kannadithodu within Sullia station limits have also started functioning.

People are being checked, and those having Covid negative report or certificate of vaccination alone are allowed to enter the district.


As of now, the second wave of covid19 is under control in Dakshina Kannada district. However, Kerala has been witnessing a spree of new cases. At the same time, Zika virus and Delta plus cases are also showing an increasing trend.


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