Bhubaneswar: While the whole country joined in unison on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to stay home during Janta Curfew to fightback Coronavirus on Sunday, separate complaints were registered against three persons for violating home quarantine guidelines in Odisha.
An FIR was lodged against the family of a person residing in Sailashree Vihar area of Bhubaneswar. As per reports, despite being asked to stay under home quarantine, the person was seen moving in a local market violating Odisha government's COVID-19 guidelines.
DCP Bhubaneswar tweeted saying that a criminal case has been registered in the Chandrasekharpur Police Station against the man and his wife, who had violated the prescribed quarantine rule. Later the couple was moved to a government quarantine facility.
In the second instance, a resident of Puri Ghat area of Cuttack who had recently returned from USA was asked to stay at home but was spotted roaming in a market. Following which an FIR was lodged against him and the person was sent to institutional quarantine.
“We have registered a criminal case under Puri Ghat PS in Cuttack against an individual for violating home quarantine norms. Those asked to stay in home quarantine must strictly remain in isolation or be prepared for serious consequences,” tweeted Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi.
In another incident, a case was registered against a person, who recently returned from Uzbekistan, in Dhanupali Police Station of Sambalpur, for violating home quarantine guidelines.
Earlier today, State government’s COVID-19 spokesperson Subroto Bagchi informed 3,474 persons from Odisha who travelled abroad, have registered themselves under the Odisha government's Covid-19 portal, number of positive cases still at 2 while 28 persons are currently in isolation in hospitals.