Police and well being authorities on Wednesday mentioned an worker of famend designer Maria B was in quarantine on the District Headquarters Hospital within the Vehari district of Punjab.
Punjab Main and Secondary Healthcare Division spokesman Qaiser Asif, whereas confirming he was underneath quarantine on the Vehari DHQ, mentioned the affected person’s contacts had been being traced and would even be examined.
On Tuesday, Lahore police had registered a First Data Report (FIR) in opposition to Maria B’s husband, Tahir Saeed, for sending the worker — who labored for them as a prepare dinner — to his village after discovering out he’s constructive for the novel virus, with out informing the authorities.
Learn: Police register FIR in opposition to designer’s husband for sending Covid-19 constructive worker to village
The FIR was registered at Nishtar Colony Station underneath Part 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 270 (malignant act more likely to unfold an infection of illness harmful to life) and 271 (disobedience to quarantine rule) of the Pakistan Penal Code in addition to Article 144 and 143 of the Police Order, 2002.
As per the FIR, which doesn’t identify Maria B, regardless of understanding that the worker had contracted the virus, Saeed neither knowledgeable the authorities nor took him to a hospital for therapy. As an alternative, the worker was despatched to his native village in a bus.
An incident of ‘pure panic’ and ‘abuse’, claims designer’s husband
In the meantime, in a video circulating on social media, interesting to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Maria B mentioned that her home was raided by police personnel “as if I was the biggest drug mafia don in Lahore, with guns”.
In one other video, sitting alongside the designer, Saeed mentioned that the incident was one among “pure panic” and “abuse”. He mentioned that round 20-25 law enforcement officials had come to get him. He mentioned he had not resisted the police and had requested them why that they had come to get him and the place they had been going to take him.
In an official assertion, the Lahore police spokesperson dismissed the criticism and mentioned that that they had taken “timely action and sent a message to other violators”.
As per the spokesperson, Maria B’s husband, Saeed, had despatched his worker packing, regardless of understanding that the worker’s laboratory check (for the coronavirus) was constructive.
“In present emergency situation, reporting of such incidents to health department is compulsory,” the assertion learn, including that the affected person had met quite a few folks throughout his go to to his native village, Karam Pur, in tehsil Mailsi, district Vehari.
Based on the police, this had left “almost hundreds of innocent people vulnerable to the coronavirus”.
The assertion added that Saeed had been launched on bail.