While getting quarantined for at least 14 days is the protocol to seize the spread of COVID-19 some people are not getting that. The incident from Odisha is a recent shocking example of the same. A man who returned to Odisha from Tamil Nadu was forced to be quarantined in Toilet.
28 years old Manas Patra Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district quarantined himself in a toilet made under ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ for 7 days. As per reports from Times Now Patra requested an extension of stay in institutional quarantine after 7 days. However, he was not granted that extension.
Since Patra didn’t have space for self-isolation in his house, where his family including his elderly parents stay he made the move. “To ensure their safety, I was forced to stay in the toilet “, he said. He was admitted to the government-run temporary medical camp (TMC) at Sudukanthi School and got discharged after 7 days. He was there in the toilet from June 9 to 15.
The Odisha state government has made it mandatory that returnees in rural areas will undergo seven days’ institutional quarantine, after which asymptomatic persons will be discharged to undergo home quarantine for a further period of seven days. Sarpanch of Jamugaon gram panchayat said Manas was discharged from the TMC as he was asymptomatic.