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Coronavirus: Quarantined Tamil Nadu COVID-19 patients break open lock to play kabaddi

Jul 10, 2020, 2:20 PM IST

Cuddalore: While the entire country is trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus, a shocking incident was reported from Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. A group of COVID-19 patients at the quarantine facility in Annamalai University, Chidambaram, allegedly broke open a lock to go to the terrace to play kabaddi. After a video of the kabaddi match was widely shared on mobile messaging platforms, Chidambaram sub-collector Vishu Mahajan went to the quarantine centre and warned the patients.

The videos of the kabaddi match were filmed by one of the patients and shared on social media, drawing the attention of the police and revenue authorities.

According to an official, 90 patients were admitted at the institutional quarantine facility at the golden jubilee hostel block in the varsity. Of these, around 30 people went to the terrace of the building and played kabaddi two days ago. This is the second time that the lock was broken by patients, he said, adding that another group had earlier broken open the lock to reach the terrace.

“The lock has been replaced, and the entry to the terrace barricaded. We have issued a stern warning to the patients and asked them not to go to the terrace again,” Mahajan said.

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