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Coronavirus: Migrants try to wash off home quarantine stamp, create panic among Bengaluru residents

Authorities in Karnataka have stamped the hands of people coming into the state with “unwashable” ink to prevent community spread of coronavirus.

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has tweaked quarantine requirements for people arriving from Maharashtra, raising the isolation time from a fortnight to three weeks. The first seven days will be an institutional quarantine, followed by 14-day strict home quarantine. The 21-day quarantine regimen is for all asymptomatic people returning from Maharashtra, considering most of the COVID cases in Karnataka have domestic travel history to that state.

However, a shocking video that has emerged from Channasandra near Whitefield has left residents panicking. A resident complained that these labourers from Bihar who have been home quarantined have come to a residential layout. The residents now fear that they might be carriers of the deadly coronavirus. But what appalled the residents was these migrants washing off the home quarantine stamp.