Mysuru: In a bizarre development, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar received calls from the local authorities informing that he has been tested positive for COVID-19 and hence he needs to quarantine himself.
What was shocking is that the DC never gave the samples for test!
On probing, it was found that a person from Hebbal, who gave samples for Corona test had given DC's number as his contact number. The officials did not realise that the number mentioned was that of the DC.
While it is not confirmed if the man had played a prank or it was a genuine error, the authorities are now investigating the same.
"Don't know if it's intentional or not, Some primary contact had given my number," said Mysore DC Abhiram G Sankar.
The incident happens at a juncture of time when the BBMP authorities have revealed that over 3,000 people infected with the Corona Virus have gone missing in Bengaluru and that now tracing them has become a challenge as most of them have given fake addresses and phone numbers.
Following this, the authorities in the Karnataka’s capital city have now decided to ask for government-issued identity cards and verify mobile numbers before collecting samples for testing.
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