Report filed against Kollam sub-collector Anupam Mishra for violating Covid-19 quarantine restrictions

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KOLLAM: Kollam District Collector B Abdul Nasar on Friday submitted a report to the Kerala state government against Sub-Collector Anupam Mishra for violating the 14-day quarantine restrictions.

 

Anupam Mishra, has reportedly jumped the 14-day mandatory home quarantine and has moved to Kanpur. He was put under observation for Covid-19 after his return to Kerala from Singapore and was told to self quarantine on 19 March. 

 “As per preventive measures, he was asked by the health officials to stay self-quarantined and he agreed to the same,” B Abdul Nasar, Kollam District Collector, was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express.

According to the media reports, when health officials went to check up on him, they found his house locked from the outside and though they tried to contact him over phone there was no response.

"The Sub-Collector returned from Singapore and Indonesia and was asked to go into home quarantine. But violating it he left the jurisdiction without handing over his official duties and office mobile. When contacted he said he is in Bangalore but upon verification, he was found to be in Uttar Pradesh. I have submitted a report to the government regarding it, " said B Abdul Nazar Kollam District Collector.

The 2016 IAS batch officer, Anupam Mishra, later was traced to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.The total number of people under quarantine in Kerala has reached 1,20,003 out of which 1,01,402 are in their own homes, while 601 are hospitalised.

Kerala government has speeded up the process of converting unused buildings and old hospitals into corona care centres across the state.

Kerala has reported eleven new cases of the novel coronavirus. With this, the total number of positive cases of Covid-19 reported here has reached 137.

As per the report, the total number of people under quarantine in Kerala has reached 1,20,003 out of which 1,01,402 are in their own homes, while 601 are hospitalised.

As many as 5,342 samples were sent for testing on Thursday out of which 3,768 tests reported negative. 

According to the latest health ministry data, Kerala is followed by Maharashtra, where the number of cases has climbed up to 130.

Starting from Tuesday midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. 

Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.
 

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