Dakshina Kannada to gather information on interstate travellers | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: The district administration of Dakshina Kannada will build a database of interstate travellers, especially those commuting between Kerala and Mangaluru for work, as part of its efforts to tackle the pandemic.
A large number of workers from Kerala’s Kasaragod district travel to Dakshina Kannada every day. Officials want to ensure coronavirus infections don’t spread because of this interstate movement.
“We are asking all employers who have staff from Kasaragod to submit details to local authorities. Separately, our ASHA and anganwadi workers and Mangaluru City Corporation employees will collect the data. We also encourage people to register themselves if they are visiting Kasaragod, where the positivity rate is higher,” district deputy commissioner KV Rajendra told TOI
On Wednesday, Dakshina Kannada reported 14 new Covid-19 cases, whereas Kasaragod 68. The total number of cases in Dakshina Kannada is 32,673, and Kasaragod 23,665. The active case counts are 415 and 867, respectively.
“We plan to create the database in the next 15 days and we will use it to keep a tab on the health status of interstate travellers,” Rajendra said.
Free testing will be arranged for interstate commuters at the district Wenlock Hospital. People can also get tested at private hospitals by paying Rs 800.

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