KARIMNAGAR: In an unfortunate incident, an 80-year-old woman was allegedly was barred from entering the house by her sons out of COVID-19 fear as she returned from Maharashtra on Friday in Telangana's Karimnagar. Maharashtra has high incidence of the disease and is the worst affected state in India.
The woman had returned from Solapur in Maharashtra on Friday after a stay at her relatives house in the wake of relaxations in lockdown norms, but her elder son and his wife did not allow her into the house, said Edla Ashok, a division member of Karimnagar Municipal Corporation, a news agency reported.
The elderly woman explained that she was healthy and not a COVID-19 patient, but her son did not relent.
The womans younger son had locked his house and gone away out of fear of the virus as she returned from Maharashtra, the civic official said.
On the intervention of the member and the neighbours, the mother was accepted by her elder son.
However, the civic official said the senior citizen would be subjected to a coronavirus test, and in case of any symptoms, she would be put in a quarantine ward.