Bengaluru: The whole country is now facing the threat of Delta Plus, a new variant of the corona virus. The western state of Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of delta plus cases. In view of this, the Railways has issued an advisory for all rail passengers going from Maharashtra to Karnataka. To prevent the spread of infection in the state, the Karnataka government has issued a circular, under which passengers coming from Maharashtra to Karnataka will have to show their corona negative test report, which should not be more than 72 hours old, as well as at least Dosage of a corona vaccination certificate.
The Central Railway Sector said in a statement that the passengers in the train from Maharashtra to Karnataka are requested to bring their corona test negative report, which is not more than 72 hours old. Passengers will also have to show at least one dose of Corona Vaccination Certificate. Meanwhile, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said relaxation on COVID restrictions in the state will be discussed with experts and cabinet members and will be announced after July 5.
The Health Department said that 3,382 new cases of corona infection were registered in Karnataka on Wednesday and 111 people died. At the same time, the number of infection cases in the state has increased to 28,43,810 and the death toll from corona has increased to 35,040. The number of active cases in the state at present is 76,505. In the last 24 hours, 12,763 patients have recovered from the disease in the state and till now the number of corona cured in the state has gone up to 27,32,242. The daily positivity rate in the state is 1.97 percent and the death rate is 3.28 percent, the department said.