COVID-19 scare: Dubai-returned youth mobbed, not allowed to board bus at LB Nagar

Hyderabad: Tension gripped LB Nagar on Friday when a group of angry passengers created a scene and disallowed a 22-year-old youth from boarding a bus after discovering that he has returned from Dubai.

Police immediately rushed to the spot and rescued the youth from the mob. Police said the 22-year-old youth, hailing from Gumparu village in Yelamanchili Mandal of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, is working in Dubai as a glass cleaner. He was on his way home for a vacation when the incident occurred.

Police sources said when he was about to board the bus from Chintalkunta, passengers noticed the boarding pass and other tags on his baggage. They raised an alarm and asked the bus driver not to allow him to board the bus.

Though he explained that he was screened at the Mumbai airport and did not show any symptoms, they refused to listen to him and did not allow him to board the bus. The driver tried to convince the passengers, but they did listen to him too.

When the situation turned ugly, the driver alerted the police. LB Nagar police immediately rushed to the spot and rescued the man. After verifying his credentials, they called in the medical teams and shifted him to Gandhi hospital for further tests. His results are awaited.

Police said the youth had started from Dubai on Thursday and landed at Mumbai International airport by a Spicejet flight on Friday. After undergoing the thermal screening and the prescribed health protocols, he took a bus from Mumbai and reached Hyderabad on Friday. Later, he came to the Chintalkunta area at LB Nagar, to catch a bus to his hometown.

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