In a shocking incident in Bengaluru on Thursday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike staff sealed the doors of two apartments with metal sheets in a building where a positive case of COVID-19 was reported in Dommalur.
A woman with two children, along with an elderly couple, stayed in those flats.
After the woman tweeted about the incident, BBMP officials removed the sheets and apologised.
This appalling event again highlights the apathy and trauma faced by coronavirus patients in India.
After the novel virus made its presence known in this great land in March, readers will recall how doctors, healthcare workers and airline crews were treated callously by residents of the housing societies they lived in.
Weeks have passed, the number of coronavirus cases have crossed 1.2 million, but Indian attitudes towards those sadly afflicted by COVID-19 still sucks.
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the Bengaluru incident for which we believe the BBMP staff involved must be sacked from service.
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