The shed close to the house where the Chenkala native man stayed in before confirming the disease
Kasaragod: When a few Keralites who arrived from abroad created panic among the people by not cooperating with the coronavirus prevention protocols, some others have set examples by quarantining themselves without any external pressure.
In Kerala, the most number of coronavirus positive cases were reported from Kasaragod district. While one among them was in news for his irresponsible attitude during the pandemic outbreak, a few other people are now being lauded for their high sense of social responsibility.
Among the 19 positive COVID-19 cases reported from Kasaragod on Monday, a Chenkala native man was confirmed with the disease and had no symptoms when he was returning home from abroad. He got a flight ticket to Thiruvananthapuram. As soon as he reached the airport, he compelled the authorities to take the samples for a test and also set out to his house in Kasaragod in an ambulance taking money from his own pocket.
When he reached the house, he decided to stay in a shed outside the house and used a toilet outside. Also, he stopped his family from using the same toilet. He asked the family to place the food bowls at a distance. He ate the food and also cleaned the plates himself. As he had masks and gloves, he sent away the volunteers who offered safety equipment without making any contact with them.
Once he was confirmed with the disease, he shared his route map with the officials and went to hospital with their help. At present, he is being treated at Kanhangad District Hospital. He had no primary contacts since he arrived from abroad. He received widespread appreciation for strictly following the quarantine protocol.
Also three other Bare native people took the quarantine protocol seriously and set themselves role models for everyone. They arrived from abroad and had symptoms of the disease. The health officials collected samples from them and sent it for testing. As they suspected the disease, all three of them did not inform their families about the arrival and stayed away.
They had arrived at Nedumbassery airport. They reached Kalamassery Medical College and were asked to stay in isolation. With this, the trio went to Bare in an ambulance and chose a vacant building for staying in order to avoid contact with others. After the test results confirmed COVID-19, they were shifted to an isolation ward in a special ambulance.