Migrants workers arrive at Thiruvananthapuram railway station to board the special train to their respective states.

3 MPs, 2 MLAs asked to quarantine themselves in Kerala, Congress cries foul

The district medical board in Kerala’s Palakkad on Thursday directed three MPs and two MLAs to go on 14-day residence quarantine after a younger man they interacted with on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border on May 9 examined positive for Covid-19.

There have been chaos in Waylayar test put up a few days again after Kerala denied permission to its individuals who got here with out passes from the originating vacation spot and the state’s entry move. In the melee one of many youth from Malappuram had collapsed and needed to be given first help. The younger man who had come from Chennai examined positive two days in the past.

Congress MPs Remya Haridas, T N Prathapan and V Okay Sreekandan and legislators Anil Akkara and Shafi Parambhil had visited the test put up to distribute meals and different necessities to the stranded individuals. The MPs dubbed the quarantine order as politically-motivated however mentioned they are going to go by the directive of the district administration. Opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala additionally criticised the order.

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“As public servants it is our duty to go by the directive. But we suspect some foul play in this. We went there in the afternoon after TV channels reported that the youth collapsed in the morning. He was tested positive on May 11. We feel it is a move to embarrass us,” mentioned Palakkad MP V Okay Sreekandan.

He additionally mentioned that the CPI (M) district committee had raised a requirement to ship him and others into quarantine two days in the past.

“MPs said they were not there when the incident took place. It is sad, even in trying times the ruling CPI (M) is playing politics,” mentioned Chennithala.

The district administration has refuted allegations of politics and mentioned greater than 100 individuals together with 50 journalists, 60 cops, two-dozen medical and income officers have been requested to proceed on quarantine.

It mentioned all individuals current there on the actual day might be quarantined.