The novel coronavirus has put many countries under lockdown. Yet, there are certain people who aren’t taking this seriously. In spite of the government requesting people to not venture out from their homes unless an emergency, streets can be seen crowded with people. And shockingly, among these are also those who have been issued the home quarantine stamp.
Hence, to take them to task, the Bengaluru police will now arrest people with a home quarantine stamp if they are found visiting public places, reported NDTV.
Home quarantine teams of bbmp and police at work issuing home quarantine notices and stamps in south Bengaluru.. let’s fight Covid together #ArrestCorona #COVID19outbreak pic.twitter.com/D9PMrvyJAU
— P Krishnakant IPS (@DCPSouthBCP) March 22, 2020
In a tweet, Bengaluru city Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao asked the citizens to report people with this stamp if they are seen in public places.
5000Home quarantine stamping was carried to ensure they remain home in public interest.I have received calls some of those stamped are moving in BMTC buses and sitting in restaurants. Please call 100,these people will be picked up, arrested and sent to Government Quarantine.
— Bhaskar Rao (@Nimmabhaskar22) March 23, 2020
They will be picked up, arrested and sent to government quarantine, he said. For the uninitiated, people suspected of exposure to the virus are stamped by the authorities. These people should remain under home quarantine for a period of 14 days.
According to The Outlook, 6 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Karnataka on Sunday, taking the total number to 26. Hence, to tap the infection at the source, the government announced shutdown of all commercial activities except certain essential services in nine coronavirus-affected districts, (including are Bengaluru city, Bengaluru Rural, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Kalaburagi, Dharwad, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu and Belagavi), till 31 March, reported India Today.
People, please stay at home and follow the guidelines issued by the authorities.