New Delhi: A video of health workers being attacked as they were on their duty to screen people for coronavirus has surfaced on social media revealing the bottomless pit of ignorance in which people are still wallowing. According to reports, the area was identified as one of the COVID-19 hotspots of the city. As soon as the health workers entered the area, stones were being pelted at them. Abuses were also hurled. However, no one was injured. A case has been registered. The stone-pelting incident comes as a surprise to the health workers who have visited the area earlier as well. Also Read - Unlock 1: Over 9,800 Cases Recorded in Last 24 Hours; Religious Institutions Prepare For Staggered Opening
As many as 63 persons have tested positive for the virus in Indore so far. A 28-year-old woman gynaecologist working with a government hospital here tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, an official said.
Health workers across the country are at the receiving end of the wrath of the public. Some of the 160-odd Tablighi Jamaat attendees quarantined at a railway facility in southeast Delhi “misbehaved” with and “even spit” at doctors and healthcare personnel attending to them, a railway spokesperson said on Wednesday. A total of 167 attendees were taken to the makeshift quarantine centres set up on the railway property in Tughlakabad on Tuesday evening after being evacuated from the Nizamuddin Markaz, the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in south Delhi which has emerged as a Covid-19 hotspot.