Bengaluru: An official of South Western Railway was on Thursday suspended for “hiding” her son, who was tested positive for coronavirus after coming back Germany. The son was hidden at a railway guest house in Bengaluru. Also Read - PSEB Board Exams 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus, New Dates to be Announced Soon

She not only failed to inform authorities about her son’s return from Germany but also endangered the lives of others by lodging him in a railway rest house near the main Bangalore railway station, railway spokesperson E Vijaya told told news agency PTI. Also Read - Coronavirus: Gladbach Footballers Offer to Forego Salaries to Help Club Absorb Financial Setback

Notably, she worked as the Assistant Personnel Officer (Traffic) in South Western Railway. Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments

The 25-year-old man, who came from Germany via Spain and was instructed to be in home quarantine after he landed at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on March 13, later tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, a railway spokesperson.

“She virtually hid her son to protect her family but endangered all of us,” a South Western Railway official said.

Karnataka has reported a total of 16 cases of coronavirus infections and one death so far.