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Coronavirus: Quarantined woman jumps out for a walk with dog

The Bengal woman, who returned from Spain, was quarantined due to coronavirus outbreak. The local councilor said that the woman asked for home quarantine, but had disregarded the doctor's advice and had gone out for a walk with her dog

Coronavirus: Quarantined woman jumps out for a walk with dog
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Siliguri, First Published Mar 21, 2020, 2:53 PM IST
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Siliguri: A Bengal woman, who was advised to be quarantined, went for a walk with her dog. She returned from Spain some days ago.

The woman in her early 20s was pursuing higher studies in the European country, according to local sources. She had returned from Spain, one of the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus outbreak, to her hometown in Siliguri on Wednesday.

The local councilor said that the woman had asked for home quarantine, but had disregarded the doctor's advice and had gone out for a walk with her dog.

However, she went out of her house in Ward no 24 to walk her dog and strolled the entire area, councilor Shankar Ghosh said. The locals intimated the health department of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation.

When Ghosh and the doctors visited the woman's house, she and her family allegedly misbehaved with them, the councilor added. Around 35 persons visited the health facility with cough and cold, and 20 of them have been advised home quarantine and the rest didn't have any coronavirus symptoms, said Koushik Samaddar from North Bengal Medical College and Hospital.

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