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Coronavirus: Dubai returnee detrained at Kalyan near Mumbai

Disaster Accident

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 30-year-old Uttar Pradesh resident was detrained at Kalyan railway station by patrolling security personnel on Saturday as a a precautionary measure against the novel coronavirus outbreak as he had travelled to Dubai, an official said.

He had returned to Mumbai on March 17 and would have needed home quarantine as part of protocol set in place for those coming back from a select group of countries.

The incident took place around 11.30 am on platform no 5-6 where long distance trains halt, an official said.

"During patrolling, Railway Protection Force staff S N Mundey found a passenger, a resident of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, with travel history to Dubai and who had came to Mumbai on March 17," he said.

"The man was made to alight the train and then sent to government-run Bai Rukminibai Hospital in Kalyan. Authorities have been informed about the incident," he added.

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First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 16:24 IST