Covid positive duo booked in K’taka for hiding travel info

Bengaluru, June 29 (IANS) Two Covid positive brothers from Karnataka’s Udupi district have been booked for hiding travel information and withholding data on primary contacts, an official said on Monday.

“Positive cases 10,186 and 10,187 have been booked for not revealing their travel data and also for not cooperating in providing information about their primary contacts,” Udupi District Health Officer (DHO) Sudhirchandra Sooda told IANS.

Whenever the health department officials called the brothers, they would never pick up phone, the DHO said.

“They switched off their phones and when their phones were switched on, they would never give any information on travel history,” said Sooda.

Both of them have also made it difficult for the health department to trace their primary contacts.

“We have quarantined 15 primary contacts of the two men, out of which 12 have returned Covid positive. All of them have been quarantined now,” he said.

The Udupi district surveillance officer has booked a case against the two men.

The duo is currently undergoing treatment at a designated hospital.




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