KARNATAKA: Karnataka Government has developed an app so that people in home quarantine can send hourly selfies. Failure to do this will result in penalty and those people will be put under mass quarantine. The data will be corroborated with GPS.
“All persons under order of home quarantine shall send their selfie to (the) government every one hour from home," the official circular informed.
B.H. Anil Kumar, commissioner of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP, the city civic body) posted on Twitter.
The COVID-19 pandemic in the world has left thousands dead.
PM Modi has declared 21-day lock-down for entire country till April 14. Modi has said that all people should obey the government’s instruction for their own safety. Otherwise, the country will move backwards by 21 years, he warned. Citing the crises currently faced by Italy and the USA due to the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus Modi said, “I appeal to all our citizens with folded hands not to come out from their homes as the situation is very very alarming. We will fight against the pandemic and win against it. But for that your co-operation is necessary. We must break the virus chain."