Passenger booked for refusing to follow COVID-19 norms

Domestic air passenger arrested in Kochi for refusing to follow norms to check coronavirus spread

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

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.

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He was, however, later released on bail. Arackal allegedly refused to wear the 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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