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Union minister Sadananda Gowda skips institutional quarantine, issues clarification

May 25, 2020, 3:59 PM IST

Bengaluru: Union minister Sadananda Gowda who returned from Delhi to Bengaluru must have been made to undergo institutional quarantine for 7 days as per protocol. However, upon arrival, he chose not to follow the guidelines and left for his residence in his private vehicle.

Other passengers on arrival at Kempegowda International Airport were asked to go through a barricade and then choose either 5-star, 3-star, budget hotels or government guest houses for their quarantine period.

Meanwhile, the Union minister was allowed to exit from another gate to his car and sources confirmed that he would be under home quarantine for the next 7 days. Sadananda Gowda's assistant said that the minister is not undergoing the institutional quarantine as he must have brought with him a report to show that he tested negative for COVID-19. 
 
Meanwhile, union minister Gowda clarified that being a responsible leader he would not disobey the guidelines set by the government.

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