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Confusion prevails on Karnataka’s border with Maharashtra


There seems to be much confusion about the entry of migrants and other persons from Maharashtra in the border district of Belagavi in Karnataka.

On Monday, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa announced at a press conference that travellers from high-prevalence States, including Maharashtra, would be allowed in a “staggered manner”. However, this was widely perceived to be a “ban” on travel from these States, and officers on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border appear to be treating it as such. Especially so, since a large number of those testing positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka have a travel history to Maharashtra over the last ...


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