The Dakshina Kannada district administration has reopened the RT-PCR testing facility at Talapady checkpost on Nationwide Freeway 66 to allow common commuters between Kerala and Karnataka to bear the check for COVID-19.
About 300 individuals have been present process checks on the checkpost every day since Thursday, although the officers are usually not insisting on the manufacturing of RT-PCR damaging certificates. Rakshith, a resident of Uppala in Kerala, who works in a civil engineering agency in Mangaluru, was among the many many who subjected himself to the check on Saturday. “Although checking will not be being carried out proper now, I don’t wish to get caught napping as checking would possibly resume any day. Therefore, I’m subjecting myself to the check,” he mentioned.
Mr. Rakshit had subjected himself to an RT-PCR check in February on the checkpost. “Earlier than I might get the end result, the checking was stopped,” he mentioned.
Among the many others who had been subjected to an RT-PCR check on Saturday was James, from Manjeshwar, the conductor of a non-public bus bearing Kerala registration quantity that operates on an inside route between Talapady and Kasaragod. “Yesterday, officers on the checkpost informed us to hold COVID-19 damaging certificates. As it’s handy and free, I’m subjecting myself to the check at this checkpost.”
Zakir, one other resident of Uppala, who’s scheduled to go by street to Bengaluru on Saturday, additionally subjected himself to a check. A number of motorists had been seen voluntarily stopping on the testing centre and taking the check.
The Well being Division has posted 4 individuals every for the morning and night shifts on the testing centre. Whereas three individuals do the registration, one technician collects the nasal and throat swabs. On the finish of the day, the samples are taken to the Authorities Wenlock Hospital for testing.
Three House Guards every have been posted for the morning, night, and evening shifts since Friday for checking COVID-19 damaging certificates. “Yesterday, we informed common commuters to hold certificateS from Saturday. Once we began checking the certificates from Saturday, there was a heated change of phrases with a number of motorists. Then we had been requested to cease. We’re awaiting additional directions,” mentioned a House Guard.