Amid COVID-19 lockdown 4.0, Karnataka permits inter-state movement of people

South India

Amid the fourth phase of nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, inter-state travel from Karnataka is now permitted with the consent of the receiving state.


"Inter-state pass is not required to go out of Karnataka as long as you have the consent of the receiving state," Praveen Sood, Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) and Inspector General (IG), informed.

The order follows MHA's recent announcement of relaxed guidelines amid the nationwide lockdown.

"Due to lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places. They would be allowed to move as under," read the new guidelines while asking states to designate nodal authorities to facilitate the interstate movement.

Meanwhile, Karnataka not allowing the entry of people from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu till May 31.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 143 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8:00 AM on May 22 in Karnataka.

This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Karnataka to 1,605. Among the total people infected as on date, 571 have recovered and 41 have passed away.

Starting from March 24 midnight, India was under lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. The lockdown, effective March 25, is supposed to end on April 14. 

However, on April 14, in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the 21-day national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

On May 1, the Centre again extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown for two more weeks with effect from May 4 till May 17 while allowing different sets of relaxations in red, orange and green zones.

On May 17, the Union Home Ministry extended the ongoing lockdown till May 31. 


Image Credit: India TV


All Comments