Beware, Violation of Quarantine Period May Cost Dearer
– District Magistrate Issues Orders To Lodge FIR Against Offenders besides putting them in State Quarantine
Nawanshahr, May 22- To save people from getting contagion of CORONAVIRUS due to free movement of home quarantined persons, District Magistrate SBS Nagar has devised a novel idea to keep these persons strictly at home.
In a unique order, issued today, Mr. Vinay Bublani DM SBS Nagar has directed sub divisional magistrates and district police to lodge an FIR against such persons with immediate effect and shift them from home quarantine to state quarantine facility starting afresh.
Mr. Bublani said that though it sounded not good to be harsh towards COVID affected people but we are helpless in case of the deliberate offenders.
“We keep such persons in state quarantine/hotel who come from out state/abroad. After getting their test reports negative and after certain period, we allow them to complete the rest of quarantine period at home as per the guidelines of health department”, said the DM while adding that in case of persons having discharged from isolation of hospitals as per revised guidelines, a seven day home quarantine was also must to complete.
He said that to make district COVID free or to stop further spread of CORONAVIRUS disease, it is our responsibility to strictly adhere to the guidelines and instructions of the health department and state government.
Mr. Bublani said that earlier an FIR has also been lodged against a COVID patient for the violation of quarantine period. He was told to stay home till the result of the test report , but he did not bother the instructions and district administration have to bring four villages under containment plan.