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FIRs against two scribes who test positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh

The drivers who brought the two journalists to Himachal Pradesh from Punjab have also been booked, police said.

Published: 16th April 2020 07:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2020 07:45 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Police have registered FIRs against two journalists who entered the state from Punjab and later tested positive for coronavirus here, an official said on Thursday.

Police officials said that the journalists tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, following which they were sent for isolation and treatment and FIRs were registered against them.

The drivers who brought the two journalists to Himachal Pradesh from Punjab have also been booked, police said.

According to the police, the FIRs have been registered under Sections 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and several relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act.

This comes as the country-wide lockdown, which was earlier scheduled to end on April 14, was extended till May 3 in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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