Can’t Claim VIP Status, Avoid COVID-19 Test: Mamata Slams IAS’sTeen

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses during the launch of her party's campaign 'Banglar Garbo Mamata' ahead of Municipal and Assembly elections across the state, in Kolkata on March 2, 2020. (Photo: IANS)
KOLKATA: The teen son of an IAS officer in Kolkata, who returned from the UK on Sunday, visited a mall and probably got here into contact with many earlier than testing constructive for coronavirus, changing into Bengal’s first case. 

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today lashed out at what she referred to as an “irresponsible response” by those that “claim VIP status”. “You can’t claim VIP status and avoid Covid 19 tests,” a livid Mamata Banerjee mentioned at an occasion.
The teen son of an IAS officer in Kolkata, who returned from the UK on Sunday, possibly came into contact with many before testing positive for coronavirus, becoming Bengal’s first case.
“I welcome whoever is coming. But I am not welcoming the disease, sorry. You can’t suddenly come from abroad and go off to shopping malls without getting tested and then 500 people get affected…Just because someone from my family is influential so I don’t test… I don’t support this.”
The pupil’s mom, a senior bureaucrat within the state Government , went to the secretariat – the identical constructing the place the Chief Minister additionally sits — and even chaired a gathering on coronavirus a day earlier than the 18-year-old reported to hospital for a take a look at. His father is a physician.
The Bengal Home Secretary, who had interacted with the IAS officer at a gathering, stayed at dwelling today as stories emerged of the teenager testing constructive and the entire household being quarantined.
The pupil, learning at a distinguished college in England, had no signs when he landed on the Kolkata airport on Sunday and was not detected throughout screening. He drove again dwelling with the motive force.
He went to a hospital on Monday and was referred to a nodal facility for checks however he went dwelling and spent an entire day along with his household – together with his dad and mom and two helps — and even visited the mall earlier than lastly reporting to the hospital on Tuesday morning. His mom went with him after which confirmed up in workplace.
He admitted himself to Kolkata’s state-run Infectious Diseases Hospital, the place one among his 4 swab samples examined on the National Institute for Cholera and Enteric Diseases was discovered constructive. He has been stored in an isolation cabin and is reported by docs to be in in a steady situation. (Agency Report with ndtv.Inputs).

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