The Karnataka government closed its borders as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19.
The notice clearly states that the borders with neighbouring states will remain closed for inbound passenger movement except in cases of medical emergencies and unavoidable circumstances. However, Kerala pointed out in an affidavit filed on April 1, 2020, that Karnataka did not allow coronavirus-positive patients to cross the Kasaragod border to seek help in Mangaluru and resulted in the death of six people. This issue is now being discussed between the Central government and the two-State governments but has not produced any results so far.
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