Coronavirus: Mary Kom Breaks Quarantine Protocol, Attends President Kovind’s Party
GUWAHATI: Ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member Mary Kom, who was supposed to be in self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days after returning from Amman, Jordan broke the quarantine protocol which has been put in place by World Health Organisation and the Indian government.
Mary Kom, who had competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, had returned home on March 13. In the view of the Coronavirus threat, the Indian boxing team was to be home-quarantined even though all the members received necessary health clearances, the Boxing Federation of India said on March 12.
Mary Kom had self isolated herself at her Delhi residence but on March 18, she attended the breakfast hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. President Kovind had shared pictures of the party on Twitter.
BJP lawmaker Dushyant Singh, who came in contact with coronavirus positive Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor at a party, was also present at the President’s residence. Singh has now self-quarantined himself.
In a statement to news agency ANI, Mary Kom admitted that she had attended President Kovind’s party but did not shake hands with Singh.