Police warn of strict action if home-quarantined families are denied essential supplies
Mysuru: Families of home-quarantined people in some places in Mysuru district are reportedly facing a social boycott.
Mysuru district superintendent of police C B Rishyanth said the police have been receiving complaints that these families are being denied rations, vegetables and milk and are being asked to vacate their house and leave the locality.
The officer warned that there would be strict action by the police if any home-quarantined family is denied supplies or are forced to leave a locality. Criminal cases will be booked, he warned.
There are 1334 people home-quarantined in Mysuru. They include international passengers, and over 230 primary and secondary contacts of those had tested positive for Covid-19. Then there are 53 people who returned from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in mid March. This includes two religious leaders who belong to Tablighi Jamaat who arrived in Mysuru in January are isolated in a designated facility in Mysuru.
Among districts in Karnataka, Mysuru has the second highest number (35) of Covid-19 positive cases after Bengaluru. Among them, 24 are from the positive cluster at the pharmaceutical company Jubilant Generics at Nanjangud including 15 employees and nine of their contacts (11 from Nanjangud and 13 from Mysuru city).
And eight of those who tested positive in Mysuru are religious leaders belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat who arrived in Mysuru from Old Delhi and visited various mosques in Mysuru, Mandya and Bengaluru.
And three other tested positives here include a Keralite (P27), a Dubai returnee, and his close relative (P 60) from Mysuru, and one more Mysurean who had returned from Dubai. The reports of 70 more people are awaited.