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Karnataka MLC, son booked for ruckus over COVID-19 tests

Karnataka MLC, son booked for ruckus over COVID-19 tests

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2020 7:50 AM GMT

Opposition Janata Dal-Secular lawmaker K.T. Srikante Gowda and his son were booked on charge of assaulting healthcare workers in Karnataka’s Mandya during coronavirus testing of districts journalists, police said on Saturday. “A first information report was filed against JD-S Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Gowda and his son Krishik for abusing and attacking doctors and ASHA workers, conducting COVID tests on district scribes,” Mandya Superintendent of Police K. Parushuram told IANS on phone. Mandya is about 100km southwest of Bengaluru en route to Mysuru in the southern state. Gowda objected to the tests conducted at Ambedkar Bhavan, which is near his residence, as he feared the area would be infected should any journalist test positive. “The district administration did not take preventive measures before doing the tests in our area. As per the standard operating procedure or protocols, the state health department should first sanitise or disinfect the area to prevent the virus spread,” Gowda told reporters in Kannada at Mandya. (IANS)

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