Man arrested for evading home quarantine in Wayanad; another for circulation of fake news
Kalpetta: Police arrested a Wayanad man for evading home quarantine directed by the health department in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Muttil native Muhammad Shafeeq who recently returned from a foreign country was arrested for violating the official order.
Shafeeq left his home violating the order of the district administration which warned strict action against those who evade home quarantine. After he evaded home quarantine, Kalpetta police arrested him. He was later released on station bail.
At the same time, Pozhuthana native Fahadh was arrested for spreading fake news on coronavirus outbreak here. It is reported that he circulated fake news which said a patient at a private hospital in Kalpetta tested positive for COVID-19, on social media.
Wayanad district administration has strengthened the precautionary measures to control the COVID-19 outbreak after Coorg district confirmed the first positive case. People in Mananthavady taluk often come in close contact with people from Coorg. Many people are engaged in coolie jobs in Coorg.
As Coorg reported the first case, Wayanad district authority has imposed restrictions on crossing the check post.