Administration of this Odisha district files complaint against two persons for spreading COVID-19

Jharsuguda: The district administration has registered a police complaint against two persons under the Disaster Management Act for allegedly holding birthday party and marriage anniversary function during home quarantine, said an official today.

Jharsuguda Collector Saroj Kumar Samal informed the police complaint has been lodged against heads of two families under Sec 15 of the Disaster Management Act and Sec 296, 271 and 188 of IPC.

As per reports, one woman along with husband and a son stayed at her uncle’s place in OPM Colony in Brajrajnagar after her return from Gurugram on June 6. While being in home quarantine as the COVID-19 guidelines, the woman celebrated her son’s birthday and invited neighbours to the function.

Later the woman from Gurugram tested positive for COVID-19 on June 15. Following this, the district administration declared the area as a containment zone.

In the meantime, the neighbours attended a marriage anniversary function of another family in the OPM Colony.

During contact tracing as many as 17 persons of the colony has been detected COVID-19 positive following swab test.

In his reaction, the Jharsuguda Collector said the families should not have organized functions and invited neighbours during home quarantine. Due to this, the district administration has filed police complaints against heads of both the families, he added.

Also, he cautioned people against indulging in such careless activities in containment zones and violating COVID-19 guidelines.

So far, a total of 46 people from the district tested positive for the deadly virus.

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