(Sandhya Jha, Intern Journalist): Due to the lockdown, as many people trapped in different parts of the country are returning to their homes… even in those areas, cases of corona infection have started coming up. In view of this, all the state governments have become cautious. Many Chief Ministers have warned people entering outside states that strict legal action will be taken against them if they violate the quarantine rules. Even such people can be sent to jail. Let us know which states have given instructions for those returning from outside.
CM of Manipur said, if rules are broken, they will send them to jail
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that people returning to the state from various states and abroad will inevitably have to stay in the quarantine center. He has warned that those who do not do so will be arrested and sent to jail. The Chief Minister said that those who break the protocol will be punished under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005. Those returning to the state who do not follow protocol will be arrested and sent to jail. He said that those not found infected in the investigation report would be allowed to live alone in the house.
Assam and Tripura warned
Like Manipur, Chief Ministers of Assam and Tripura have warned those violating the rules to be sent to jail. The Chief Minister of Assam has tightened the rules of investigation in view of increasing cases of infection in the state. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb has said that if people entering the state from outside are found to be breaking the rules, then action can be taken against them for sending them to jail for six months. He has also appealed to the people to help in the border curfew and keep a close watch on people coming from Bangladesh.
14-day home quarantine mandatory in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that it is mandatory for those entering from outside the state to follow the 14-day home quarantine period. Toughness will be done with those who break the rules. He told that all the people coming from outside will be screened intensively at railway stations and airports. Rapid testing teams will monitor people sent for home quarantine. There are 87 new cases a day in Assam. This is the largest number found in the state in one day. State Health Minister Hemant Vishwa Sarma told the people that they should return to Assam only if necessary.