Bengaluru: Here’s a piece of good news for the travellers in Karnataka. The Karnataka government has resumed bus services to Kerala from Monday onwards despite the higher number of Covid-19 cases reported along with the Zika virus scare in the State.Also Read - India's coffee output may drop by 20% due to floods in 2018-19
Passengers will have to carry a negative RT-PCR test report obtained within 72 hours prior to travel or a vaccination certificate of having received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as per the guidelines of the Karnataka government. Also Read - Floods in north and shortage of rainfall in southern states to affect Kharif output: ASSOCHAM
Students, businessmen, among others who travel on a daily basis to the state from Kerala should get tested every 15 days and must carry the RT-PCR report along with them. Also Read - Heat wave continues, Titlagarh in Odisha records 46.5 degrees
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will operate buses from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Putturu and other places based on the requirement.
The KSRTC in a press release said this decision has been taken for the convenience of the people. Earlier, the KSRTC had stopped inter-state bus services due to the lockdown.
(With IANS inputs)