Two South Africans who landed in Bengaluru tested positive; an official claims the Delta variant is to blame.

Authorities in Bengaluru will intensify screening of international passengers at the airports and make the RT-PCR test report mandatory for those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra. Officials said genome sequencing would be speedy. All international travelers are being tested.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that two South Africans arrived in Bengaluru positive for the bacterium, sparking outrage about the new variant detected in the region before a genome sequencing test revealed that they had the Delta strain.Authorities in Bengaluru, according to K Srinivas, will intensify screening of international passengers at the airports and make the RT-PCR test report mandatory for those arriving from Kerala and Maharashtra.They have been isolated and are being treated.They have the.A total of 584 passengers arrived at Bengaluru airport in November from ten high-risk countries, 94 of whom had returned from South Africa, and three teams are patroling them 24/7.

According to Srinivas, all travelers from South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong will be subjected to a compulsory RT-PCR test.The international travelers who arrived in Bengaluru between 12-27 November will be tracked and tested using RT-PCR.Those who are positive will be held in a prison for ten days.Officials said genome sequencing would be speedy.

The teams have been asked to perform tests on selected groups of students, teachers, staff of hotels, shopkeepers of malls and markets, catering staff, factory workers, office workers, and staff in pubs and bars.The tests in Bengaluru city have been increased by 5,000, according to Revenue Minister R Ashok.In Saturday's meeting, it was decided to place a temporary ban on cultural activities in schools and colleges, and make second doses of vaccination mandatory for those working in government offices, malls, hotels, cinema halls, zoos, swimming pools, and libraries.For the second time, students from Kerala who arrived in the last 16 days will have to pass a compulsory RT-PCR test.Students in hostels with a negative RT-PCR result will have to repeat the test on the 7th day after the first report, according to Ashok.

We have asked the union government to allow the state to administer the booster dose, particularly for front line workers, according to Ashok.In a week, we can get permission from the centre.The vaccination campaign has addressed a large segment of the population.Nevertheless, the need for a booster dose is felt, particularly among front line workers who were vaccinated at the start of the vaccination process.

Ashok said that the Center would respond positively to the states' request.