THRISSUR: The three coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the state are all recovering fast and fear of its spread is disappearing gradually in the state. But not for a Thrissur-based school and college, which hesitated to let in two students who returned after their prescribed home quarantine period.
The Health Department had instructed those who returned from China to remain in home quarantine for 28 days. After most people who returned from China and their families completed the incubation period without any infection, the department advised them to return to normal life.
“What we should understand is that these people were kept in home quarantine for our safety. They acted responsibly so that we could remain healthy. It’s pathetic that some people saw it in a different way, making the students upset,” said an official.
The district administration has warned the educational institutions of stringent action if any of the students are treated similarly in future.
“We should welcome those who were kept in home quarantine with all joy as they sacrificed many things for our wellness,” said DMO K J Reena. The Health Department has instructed the educational institutions not to act in such manner in future.
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