The rule to carry COVID-19 negative report to Bengaluru will apply to those who wish to stay in the state and not to the transit passengers.
Now, it has become mandatory for all inter-state passengers to carry a COVID-19 negative report to Bengaluru if they are wishing to stay in the state.
According, to the recent announcement by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the rule will come into effect from April 1.
The passengers, irrespective of their states, will have to carry the RT-PCR negative report before entering Bengaluru.
Transit passengers to not carry COVID-19 negative report to Bengaluru
However, the rule will not be applied to the transit passengers who will be travelling to another destination or place.
Previously, the rule was only applicable for the passengers coming from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Chandigarh.
The move has been taken in the light of the second wave of Coronavirus leading to an increase in the cases.
The civic body will also start stamping the hands of COVID-19 patients again to prevent them from moving around.
Like before, the BBMP will also deploy the Quarantine Watch app to have an eye on the people who need to remain in isolation.