Man who was stamped for quarantine in Mumbai nabbed at Secunderabad railway station

Telangana authorities on Sunday nabbed a youth for travelling despite being stamped to stay in home quarantine on Sunday.

The youth was caught from the Secunderabad railway station. The stamp on his hand had been made by Mumbai authorities.

In Mumbai, he was asked to be in home isolation for 14 days, and stamped on his left hand with a seal saying “home quarantined”.

After Secunderabad authorities came to know about the youth, he was examined by doctors on the spot for symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

People undergoing home quarantine for suspected exposure to the novel coronavirus will be stamped on the left hand, the Maharashtra government said on Monday.

In an official release, the state government said the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and attended by district officials through video-conferencing.

In the past week, several people have been caught evading home quarantine orders and travelling across the country.

On Saturday, a 28-year-old man with the ‘home quarantine’ stamp on his hand was deboarded from a Bangalore-bound train at Daund station in Pune district, a railway official said.

The man had arrived in Mumbai from Qatar in the early hours of Saturday, the official said.

Meanwhile, fifteen people with home quarantine stamps on their hands were detained in Mumbai’s sprawling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus by railway security personnel on Saturday.

They had come to the city from abroad and had been advised home isolation which they had failed to follow.