Closure of borders: Kerala CM writes to PM; 'not prohibited inter-state travel', says Karnataka Minister

Closure of borders: Kerala CM writes to PM; 'not prohibited inter-state travel', says Karnataka Minister

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Thiruvananthapuram/Bengaluru: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday sought the urgent intervention of the Centre on the new COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Karnataka government on the entry of people from the state.

However, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar clarified it has not prohibited inter-state travel between it and Kerala.

"Karnataka has not prohibited inter-state travel between Karnataka and Kerala."

"However, as a precautionary measure, guidelines have been issued that travellers entering Karnataka from Kerala must mandatorily possess a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours," Sudhakar said in a tweet with the copy of the Kerala CM's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and circular issued by the state government.

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