Covid-19 Positive Shopkeeper Booked

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Srinagar: The authorities on Friday booked a shopkeeper in north Kashmir’s Bandipora for running his business as usual despite being advised by doctors for home isolation after he tested positive for coronavirus.

A senior health department official said that the shopkeeper was supposed to remain in strict isolation in his home after he tested positive; however, he was found running his own shop in Kaloosa locality of Bandipora, without caring about the wellbeing of society.

He added that the authorities immediately swung into action and sealed the shop and booked the person under the provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Epidemic Disease Act for violating the Home Isolation norms and endangering the lives of others.

Meanwhile the official also said that the contacts of the patient are currently being tracked to curtain the spread of virus. (CNS)

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