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Kumaraswamy protests boards marking out houses of Covid-19 patients

The Covid-19 count in Karnataka reached 63,772 on Sunday, including 39,370 active cases and 23,065 cured and discharged patients

Outgoing CM H D Kumaraswamy

The former chief minister further said that threatening to cancel the licenses of medical colleges for refusing treatment to patients would not solve the problem.

Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy has urged the Karnataka government to stop putting up signboards in front of Covid-19 patients' houses, saying they are leading to "social discrimination and untouchability".

"A local government warning signboards in front of the homes of COVID-19 infected people is leading to neo-social discrimination and untouchability in the new age. Even after infection, the individual and family should live with dignity. The government should immediately stop the practice of placing signboards," Kumaraswamy's first tweet read.

"Instead of placing them in front of their homes and creating untouchability, send health workers to their homes to

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First Published: Jul 20 2020 | 8:39 AM IST

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