The Cyberabad Police in Telangana has booked a 20-year-old who had returned from Australia five days ago for violating home quarantine norms prescribed by the government.
The man was caught while travelling by car with his parents at Cyber Towers junction during vehicle checking by the police in view of the imposed lockdown.
The initial investigation done by Madhapur police has revealed that the person, reportedly a student in Australia, had come to the city on March 19. Instead of observing self-isolation for 14 days upon his arrival in the state, he was out travelling.
“As he was also found to be sick and coughing, he has been shifted to the Gandhi Hospital for further tests and shifted to the isolation ward,” said Commissioner of Police VC Sajjanar.
Authorities revealed that if the man tests positive for coronavirus, his family members will also be called for medical tests. For now, they have been asked to strictly adhere to home quarantine norms.
The youth has booked under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
Meanwhile, the authorities yet again appealed all foreign-returned persons to follow quarantine protocol.
So far, over 200 cases have been filed in Telangana against those violating quarantine orders.
A DSP of Telangana Police was also booked after his son was found to be Covid-19 positive and the family didn’t follow quarantine protocol.
Till Tuesday afternoon, 36 positive cases have been confirmed in the state.