Coronavirus: Railway employee suspended for hiding son's Europe travel history

South India

BENGALURU: South Western Railway suspended an employee for allegedly hiding her son's travel history, who returned from Spain. 


The suspended Railway Officer is posted in Bengaluru.

In an order issued by General Manager of South Western Railway, the employee was further asked to leave the headquarter without obtaining permission from the competent authority.

The officer allegedly concealed the travel history of her son; the 25-year-old, who had returned from Spain and later tested positive for COVID 19. He has been admitted to hospital. 

Earlier, he had been instructed to home quarantine himself after he landed at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on March 13. Five days later, he tested positive for COVID-19. 

According to the report from the South Western Railway, the woman also booked her son into a room in the Guest House of the Railway Colony near the main Bangalore railway station.  

According to the media reports, the guest House in Bangalore was quarantined. The people, who came in contact with him have been sent to home quarantine after primary check- up.  

“She endangered the lives of others by lodging him in the railway rest house”, railway spokesperson E Vijaya told to the Press Trust of India.

"She virtually hid her son to protect her family but endangered all of us," a South Western Railway official said.  

He was working in Germany and had taken a flight from Spain to return to India.

Karnataka had reported sixteen coronavirus cases, including one death. More than100 people are in isolation at hospitals across the state. 


With inputs from Media reports

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