Youth Booked For Violating Home Quarantine Norms
The Madhapur police registered an FIR against a 20-year-old who had returned from Australia 5 days back, for violating the home quarantine norms of the government.
Hyderabad | 24th March 2020
The Madhapur police have registered an FIR against a 20-year-old person who had returned from Australia around 5 days back, for violating the norms of home quarantine prescribed by the government.
He was discovered while he moving in a car with his parents near the Cyber Towers junction during a vehicle checking by the police enforcing the lockdown.
Initial investigation revealed that the person, Pallipaga Rohan, claiming to be studying in Australia, had come to the city on March 19, and instead of undergoing home quarantine for 14 days upon his arrival, was moving around violating the norms prescribed by the state health department.
As he was also found to be sick and coughing, suspecting it to be a Covid-19 infection, the police shifted him to Gandhi Hospital for further tests.
Currently he is in the isolation ward of hospital.
Once the results are declared by the hospital authorities, if he is tests positive, his family members will also be called for medical tests. For now, the family members have been asked to strictly adhere to the home quarantine norms.
A case was also booked u/s 188 and 269 of the IPC and relevant provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
In this background, citizens who have returned from foreign countries with a Covid-19 outbreak have once again been instructed by the Cyberabad police to report to the authorities immediately if they have any symptoms of the coronavirus or have any health issues.
Such people should report immediately to the numbers 18004250817, 040-23230811, 040-23230813, 040-23230814 or 040-23230817, or dial 100 or 9490617444 (to reach the Cyberabad police). All persons who have come from outside India should register themselves voluntarily with the above helpline numbers, should undergo strict home quarantine for 14 days, as per the advisory of the health department.
Stringent legal action would be initiated against all such persons who violate the health advisories issued by the health department, said V C Sajjanar, IPS, Commissioner Of Police, Cyberabad.
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