Karnataka has again suspended incoming transport from neighbouring states to contain the spiralling coronavirus infection in the state. This time the list has five states instead of earlier four. No flights, trains or other vehicles will allowed to come to the state from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the state said today.
Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in India.
The state government took the decision after it turned out that most of the fresh coronavirus cases have been of people travelling in from other states or countries.
According to data from the Union Health Ministry, Karnataka so far had 2,418 cases of coronavirus, 781 patients were cured and 47 had died.
While the numbers have been relatively low compared to other states, it has spiked with the incoming people. Over 24 hours ending this morning, 118 of the 135 new cases reported, were people who had travelled into the state.
By evening, after a cabinet meeting, State Law Minister JC Madhu Swamy said: “We will see that no infected person from Maharashtra, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu will enter by road, for some for some 10, 15 days, because we have heavy load on us”.