Kochi: Air Passenger Arrested for Disobeying COVID-19 Norms

Arackal allegedly refused to wear a mask and follow other instructions to be observed to check COVID-19 spread.

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A 54-year-old domestic passenger was arrested at the Kochi airport for allegedly refusing to follow instructions given by doctors for prevention of the spread of novel coronavirus, police said on Tuesday, 24 March.

Lami Arackal from Ernakulam, who landed from Chennai at the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery on Monday night, was arrested based on a complaint from health officials, they said. He was, however, later released on bail.

Arackal allegedly refused to wear mask and follow other instructions to be observed by the passengers coming from other states as part of the measures to check COVID-19 spread. He also allegedly misbehaved with the medical officers, police said.

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