Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Covid positive man caught at Imphal airport, fined

Imphal: A 19-year-old man, who had tested Covid positive, was caught by on-duty doctors at the Imphal airport while he was trying to board a Kolkata-bound flight on Saturday.

As a penalty for violating the guidelines under The Manipur Epidemic Diseases (Enforcement of Covid-19 guidelines) Regulations, 2020, the individual, identified as Bholakumar, has been slapped with a fine of Rs 2000. Imphal East district surveillance officer reported that Bholakumar, a resident of Tellipati, had tested Covid positive on Sunday at the Babila Lab, an order issued by the deputy commissioner of the district stated.

In spite of knowing his result, he was trying to board the flight to Kolkata but was caught and detained at the Imphal aiport by the on-duty doctors there. His act is a “clear violation of the protocol of Covid-19 positive patients as he was supposed to isolate himself either at home isolation or community isolation centre or Covid care centre”, said the order.

17/05/21 K Sarojkumar Sharma/Times of India

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