In the Irkutsk region was allocated a police squad to protect a child with coronavirus because of threats in social networks
GU MVD of Russia in Irkutsk region
Authorities Ust-Kut, Irkutsk region put a police squad for protection of family, which began to threaten the baby, sick with coronavirus. As reported on the website of the district administration, a local resident with two children came back from holiday in Thailand and after two weeks of quarantine, went to work. A day later, the results of the analyses of the coronavirus family.
“the woman and her eldest daughter’s tests were negative, and seven-year-old test showed a positive result. While the child has no signs of disease, for COVID-19 are asymptomatic,” – said in the message. The family refused hospitalization and continued to stay in his apartment.
After that, the operational headquarters for combating coronavirus has announced the arrival in Ust-Kut of the first infected. Locals managed to learn what family is sick. In a city-wide group in Viber has information about their address, place of work, and other personal data, and social networks began to spread insults and threats in their address.
In connection with the administration of Ust-Kut district has asked the interior Ministry to start checking into the disclosure of personal data and harassment of a family with a sick child. The Prosecutor’s office is also considering to impose a quarantine in the hallway, where the family lives.
“the Neighbors noticed them, the regime of self-isolation, they are narushawls. Special control for them was not, to move freely around the city, the neighbors naturally outraged,” – said the head of the Duma of Ust-Kut district Valery Nosova, quoted by IrkutskMedia.
In turn, acting Governor of the region Igor Kobzev called on citizens not to start a “witch hunt” in this situation. “The virus knows no boundaries, anyone can get infected. We are all in the same situation, we must unite and help everyone,” – said the head of the region in Instagram. According to him, in the current difficult period ill “need support, not attacks and witch-hunt”.
Earlier the court in Kemerovo made the decision on forced hospitalization of a baby with signs of respiratory disease at the suit of Rospotrebnadzor, despite the fact that tests for coronavirus, showed negative results. The protector of the family explained that his client together with the child arrived from Thailand on 1 April and from that moment were in the Observatory.
After the discovery of the baby signs of sickness, the CPS insisted on his hospitalization in infectious diseases hospital, although the tests for coronavirus, showed negative results. Parents from voluntary admission refused, after which the matter was considered in court.