Cyberabad: The Madhapur police have registered an FIR against a 20-year-old for violating home quarantine rules. The police were conducting vehicle checks at Cyber Towers junction when they caught the man, who had returned from Australia around five days ago, who was out with his parents. A case has been booked under Sections 188 and 269 of the IPC and relevant provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
Pallipaga Rohan, who was studying in Australia, came to the city on 19 March. Instead of quarantining himself at home for 14 days, he went out violating the norms of quarantine prescribed by the state health department, police said. “He was sick and coughing. He has been admitted to the isolation ward of Gandhi Hospital for tests,” said V.C Sajjanar, commissioner of police, Cyberabad. “If he tests positive, his family will also be called in for tests. Now, they have been asked to strictly adhere to the home quarantine norms,” the commissioner said. The students was caught on his way to Continental hospital- Cyberabad.
The Cyberabad police said people who have returned from countries affected by COVID-19 are instructed to report to the authorities immediately if they have any symptoms or any health issues. Earlier this week, a case was booked against a COVID-19 patient for dodging mandatory quarantine period of 14 days.
The patient was the son of a senior police officer serving in the Kothagudem district of Telangana. On March 23, the Kothagudem police booked a case under Section 188 ( offence of disobedience of an order) of the IPC against S. Arbaz, son of deputy commissioner of police of Kothagudem S.M Ali.