Covid-19: Karnataka lifts night curfew, to reopen schools from Monday

The government allowed pubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels to remain open completely and allow 100 per cent occupancy. The Karnataka government on Saturday decided to lift the night curfew and start regular classes for Classes 1 to 9 from January 31. It also decided to continue with the mandatory RT-PCR tests for passengers coming from … Read more

Covid-19: Everything to know about Karnataka’s quarantine protocols for travellers from Kerala

Those spending quarantine at institutional facilities will be allowed to leave only after they return a negative RT-PCR report. (File) Karnataka’s recent order for a mandatory, week-long institutional quarantine for employees and students from Kerala sparked confusion. Here is the Karnataka government’s latest guideline in detail. Institutional quarantineKarnataka re-imposed institutional quarantine for those arriving from … Read more

Covid-19: How does Karnataka plan to screen 1.5 crore children ahead of third wave?

Only symptomatic children will undergo Covid-19 tests through Rapid Antigen Testing or RT-PCR Karnataka will test various health parameters of the state’s over-1.5 crore children ahead of a likely third Covid-19 wave. Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai would launch the Arogya Nandana initiative within a week. With over … Read more

Karnataka: RT-PCR negative report or vaccination certificate mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra

RT-PCR negative report mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra (Image Source: PTI) Passengers entering Karnataka from neighbouring state Maharashtra will have to either show RT-PCR negative report or certificate for covid vaccination, stated an official order issued on Tuesday. The move comes at the backdrop of the Delta plus variant which, according to INSACOG (a consortium … Read more

Karnataka says 3 UK returnees with new Covid-19 strain and their contacts are isolated

Bengaluru: Karnataka health department has isolated all three persons from the state who found Covid-19 positive with the new UK variant genome and has traced and tested their contacts, health minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday. “Twenty six of 1,614 UK returnees are Covid positive of which the virus strain of three people matches with … Read more