MP: Three booked for spreading COVID-19 at wedding in Niwari
A case has been registered against three men, including two COVID-19 patients, for allegedly breaking quarantine rules and spreading COVID-19 at a wedding in Madhya Pradesh's Niwari district, police said on Friday. Two of the accused Arun Mishra and Swarup Singh, infected with coronavirus, were placed in a COVID-19 care center in Prithvipur on Thursday, inspector Surendra Singh Yadav of Jeron Police Station said.
One of the accused had tested positive on April 27
Meanwhile, the third accused, Ranjan Nayak is absconding, the inspector added. A case has been registered against the trio under relevant sections of the IPC and Disaster Management Act, the official said. Mishra, who had tested positive for the COVID-19 on April 27, was asked to isolate himself at home and had been prescribed medicines by government doctors, he said.
Mishra even served food to the guests at the wedding
However, Mishra instead attended a wedding with Singh in Luhurguva village, around 40 km from the district headquarters, on April 29 and even served food to the guests, the official said. "We have also booked Nayak, the brother of the man whose wedding the duo attended, as he knew that they had been infected," Yadav said, adding that the trio is aged between 25-30.
40 people tested positive in Luhurguva village after the wedding
Luhurguva village has been sealed and declared as the red zone as at least 40 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after the wedding, the inspector said. Mishra and Singh had also taken part in the wedding procession of Nayak's brother to a village in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, he added.
Statewide 'Janata curfew' extended till May 15 in MP
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday had declared his government's decision to extend the statewide "Janata curfew" till May 15. According to MP's Directorate of Health Services, the state had 89,244 active cases of COVID-19 as of May 5, reported India Today. He also appealed to people to defer all activities, including weddings, for the time being.