Poor compliance with quarantine rules
War Room In-charge Moudgil warns of strict action
The state government has got a poor response from nearly 1,400 people who are still under home quarantine and were asked to send a selfie to its ‘Quarantine Watch’ app.
According to sources, only 600 persons have shared nearly 2,700 selfies with the state government.
The state government had identified around 14,910 people and had kept them under home quarantine for 14 days. The overall quarantine period is all set to be completed around April 6.
The state government had directed home quarantined people to send their selfies so as to keep a watch on them after it had received many complaints that people were violating orders and roaming the streets.
Speaking to thebengalurulive, Covid-19 war room incharge, IAS officer Munish Moudgil, said, “So far, around 600 people under home quarantine have sent 2,700 photos till Thursday. Another 1,400 haven’t responded. Around 2,000 people are under home quarantine.”
He added that as Thursday was the first day for the home quarantined people to send selfies, the state government would be strictly monitoring the entire process. “We have reminded them to adhere to the government orders and follow-up action is being taken,” he added.
‘Send health report till 28th day’
Moudgil clarified that those who have completed home quarantine of 14 days need NOT send a selfie. But they are required to send their health status once a day from the 15th to the 28th day.