Bengaluru man insists on institutional quarantine for wife returning from Punjab
Police intervene to allow her in after revised guidelines say people coming from other states to Karnataka shall be placed in 14-day home quarantineUpdated: Jul 08, 2020 13:13 IST
Bengaluru: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, a man insisted that his wife should go in for institutional quarantine instead of returning home, police said. The woman had recently returned from Punjab.
After police intervention, the man allowed his wife into the home.
The incident took place in Varthur police station limits. The man did not open the door of the house even as his wife continued to knock, police said.
The woman tried to convince him but when the husband did not open the door, she called the women’s helpline and police.
Police and health department staff reached the spot and convinced him about new guidelines and quarantine norms of the Karnataka government.
As per revised quarantine norms issued by the Karnataka government on July 6, persons coming from other states to Karnataka, including Maharashtra, shall be placed in 14 days’ home quarantine.