Telangana Man breaks quarantine, weds over 1000 guests in attendance
A man from Telangana along with his friend returned from France on March 12th after which both were put under two-week quarantine. However, the man decided to not oblige and travel to Warangal for his wedding where he invited over 1000 guests which included several VIPs since the man’s uncle is a well-connected lawyer of the district. According to reports, no precautions recommended for those put under quarantine were followed by the man, and neither the groom nor the bride or any of the guests reportedly wore masks. The groom was sent back to quarantine and the reception scheduled for Friday was canceled.
Following the incident, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao has banned bookings for wedding halls for large-scale events. He urged people to go for low-key events if already made arrangements to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Telangana administration has termed a wedding on such a large scale a ‘public health hazard’. Telangana has reported 17 positive cases so far. A group of 14 people, including 12 Vietnamese nationals, from Nalgonda district, were taken for testing in Hyderabad on Friday. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India score up to 258, including 191 Indian nationals and 39 foreigners. Coronavirus has claimed 4 lives in India till now. The Telangana administration readied quarantine facilities for people returning from abroad. After many people complained about facilities being inadequate, many were allowed to self-quarantine at home. However, this isn’t working. Two people from the RangaReddy district have found to not follow self-quarantine instructions. One person was found to be not self-isolation, instead had been in close proximity of two family members, a woman, and a child. The other person from the same district was having domestic help each day and is found to be frequently accessing the community around. The state administration is now worried about such challenges and is deploying teams to track those under home quarantine.