Coronavirus case in Kolkata: Suspect puts Iskcon on alert – Times of India

Kolkata News

Kolkata: The Kolkata centre of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) was put on high alert after several newspapers in Odisha published that a 55-year-old man suspected to have contracted the coronavirus had spent time among devotees at the Iskcon temple in Kolkata. The Kolkata centre went in a tizzy and elaborate sanitisation was planned immediately.
Devotees identified the man and traced his relatives. They confirmed that he came to Bengal around February 26 and stayed for sometime, but not in Kolkata. He stayed at Mayapur. “The moment we got this information, we alerted our Mayapur headquarters and sanitisation of the guesthouses, temples, ashrams, compounds and screening of devotees were started again immediately,” said Radharaman Das, spokesperson of the Kolkata centre of Iskcon.
The suspect is a resident of Malkangiri in Odisha. He fell ill after returning from Bengal. Without delay, the suspect’s swabs were taken and he was kept in in isolation in a hotel for 14 days.