21 booked for gathering to welcome recovered patient | Vadodara News

The gathering in Godhra

Vadodara: Panchmahal police booked 21 people on Sunday night for gathering in Godhra town to welcome a person who had returned home after recovering from Covid-19.
Police said that a person identified as Fenil Shah had returned to his home in Shethwada locality in Godhra town on Saturday night. Over two dozen people gathered in the locality to welcome Shah with garlands and showering flowers on him. According to police, all those who had gathered had worn masks, but they all gathered without maintaining social distancing and despite ban on gathering.
“We have identified 21 people and there were 10 or more people who were also there but have not been identified yet,” said a police official. All accused have been booked for committing negligent and malignant act which is likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, under Epidemic Disease Act and Disaster Management Act.
In May too, 11 people were booked for gathering in Voharvad area to celebrate recovery of a patient who had returned from GMERS Medical College and Hospital in Vadodara.

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