HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police (sleuths mandated with tackling cyber crimes in the city) on Tuesday registered a first information report (FIR) against a 20-year-old suspected with coronavirus (COVID-19) for violating quarantine norms. The state is under a lockdown till the end of this month.
Pallipaga Rohan, against whom the case has been registered, was found travelling in a car by the police during checking at the Cyber tower junction in the Hitech City area.
According to Cyberabad police commissioner V. C. Sajjanar, Rohan had returned from Australia on 19 March to Hyderabad, and was supposed to be in quarantine at his home for 14 days as prescribed by the Telangana government.
Investigation by the police revealed Rohan, who claimed to be studying in Australia, showed he had developed a cough and is suspected of being infected with COVID-19. After the development, Rohan was shifted to the state-run Gandhi Hospital for further tests for isolation. Rohan’s samples have been taken for tests by hospital authorities.
If he is tested positive, his family members would also be called for medical tests. They have been asked for strict adherence to home quarantine norms. The case against Rohan has been booked under the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Epidemic diseases Act, 1897. Citizens who have returned from foreign countries affected with COVID-19 are instructed to report to the authorities immediately if they have any symptoms or any health issues.