An IAS officer in Kerala has been accused of violating quarantine guidelines which was really helpful to him as a precautionary measure when he reported to work after coming back from Singapore.
Anupam Mishra, the sub-collector of Kollam district in Kerala, returned to Kollam final Thursday after a visit to Singapore and was requested to enter self-isolation as per the protocol for these popping out overseas international locations within the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak.
He was later traced to his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur metropolis. The bureaucrat was on depart after his wedding ceremony and had taken permission to journey to Malaysia and Singapore, information company PTI reported.
“The sub-collector returned to Kollam on March 19 to join duty but was asked to go into home quarantine as a precautionary measure since he had just returned from abroad after leave. However, on Thursday, we found out that he was not in Kollam. Instead, he had reached Kanpur. He had left on the 19th itself,” Kollam Collector B Abdul Nasar instructed NDTV.
After the state authorities sought a proof, the collector submitted a report on the IAS officer to the Kerala authorities.
“This is a very irresponsible behaviour. What else can be said about this? There will be action against him. He is not in Kollam,” Kerala Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma instructed NDTV.
Kollam is likely one of the districts in Kerala the place not one case of anybody testing optimistic for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has been reported up to now.
While 126 individuals in Kerala are being handled for coronavirus, 12 have recovered, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated. Among the six individuals who have been discharged just lately are two British nationals.
Over 1.2 lakh individuals are beneath statement within the state, of which round 601 have been hospitalised. Around 70 essential take a look at outcomes are awaited in Kasaragod, the northern-most district in Kerala, which has the utmost variety of circumstances within the state. One of the sufferers – a person who returned from Dubai and was ultimately examined optimistic – had violated his quarantine as he roamed round attending features, taking part in soccer with youngsters and consuming out.