The government of Karnataka, the Indian state, has ordered the residents of home quarantine to send selfies every hour.
According to Indian media, the Karnataka government has announced that people living in houses in quarantine will now send selfies every hour and anyone who violates this new law will be put in the government quarantine centres.
The law was enforced in the state of Karnataka when 10 people living in home quarantine escaped and were later arrested from their home areas.
Earlier, a suspected coronavirus patient had escaped from a hospital in Bangalore after which police had searched him.
Under the law, people living in quarantine in their homes will download an app from play store and send their selfie every hour from 10 am to 7 pm, which will be viewed by a government team.
JUST IN: All persons under home quarantine will have to send their selfies every hour to Karnataka government. pic.twitter.com/LjqzjdSBhc
— Bangalore Mirror (@BangaloreMirror) March 30, 2020
So far in Karnataka, 43,000 people have been kept in quarantine, out of which about 30,000 have completed 14 days of quarantine in their homes while 142 of them have been admitted to the government-controlled quarantine centre.
It may be recalled that the Indian government had also announced a 21-day lockdown in the country.
So far, a total of 117 coronavirus infected patients have been confirmed in India, while the number of deaths from the virus has increased to 32.