Telangana police officer, son flout quarantine; alert in AP too

Hyderabad: Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahender Reddy addresses a press conference after top Maoist leader Buriyar Sathwaji and his wife Vydugula Aruna, also a Maoist, surrendered before Telangana Police in Hyderabad on Feb 13, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Even as disciplinary action has been initiated against a senior police officer in Telangana’s Bhadradi-Kothagudem district, over violating COVID-19 quarantine regulations, authorities are working overtime to contain the damage.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police, a primary contact of his foreign-returned son, tested positive on Wednesday. Earlier, his young son who had returned to Hyderabad on March 18 from London had also tested positive. A domestic help in the police officer’s home has also tested positive.

Earlier on Monday, Telangana state authorities had booked the father and son for not complying with the self-quarantine regulations prescribed for foreign returnees.

A number of police personnel who had come in direct contact with the police officer have also been taken to Hyderabad for COVID-19 testing.

The 23-year-old man had also visited neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to attend a family gathering . At least 65 persons who attended the function have been tested for COVID-19. Entry has been restricted to the village and the villagers have been advised to stay away from outsiders.

On Tuesday, Telangana Chief Minister had warned of serious action against defaulters of quarantine regulations and said that such persons stand the risk of losing their passports too.


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