Mangaluru, May 10, 2020: A migrant labourer, who arrived from Bagalkote in a truck to meet his family, has created panic among the residents of Urwa in Mangaluru.
He arrived in the port city on Friday and reached his one-room house, where his wife and children are living. The residents in the area urged the authorities to quarantine him and test him for Covid-19. Moreover, there is only one toilet for two families in the building.
He had left for Bagalkote before the announcement of lockdown and could not return to Mangaluru. Following the insistence of the residents of the area, he was shifted to District Wenlock Hospital for medical check-up on Saturday.
BJP Ward Committee president Arun Kumar said that the migrant labourer directly went to his house without informing authorities. Residents started calling me and other local leaders to express their fear. They were worried because the man had not undergone a medical check-up after his return from Bagalkot, he said.