Andhra Pradesh Family Locks Themselves for 15 Months in Fear of Covid-193Photo© india.com

Andhra Pradesh Family Locks Themselves for 15 Months in Fear of Covid-19

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Hyderabad: A family of four, who confined themselves inside their house for almost 15 months due to the fear of getting infected by COVID-19, in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadali village was rescued by police on Wednesday. According to Kadali village sarpanch Choppala Gurunath, Ruthamma (50), Kanthamani (32), and Rani (30) locked themselves almost 15 months ago when one of their neighbours died due to COVID-19.Also Read - Disregards Common Sense, Defies Science: China on WHO's Plan For 2nd Phase of Probe Into Covid Origins

The matter came to light when a village volunteer went to get their thumb impression for allowing a housing plot for them under a government scheme. The volunteer informed the village sarpanch and others that the family was in need of help. Also Read - 4th Wave of Covid-19 Hits France: Here's How The Country is Dealing With Pandemic

The village sarpanch said, “The family of Chuttugalla Benny, his wife, and two children, have been residing here. They were afraid of corona and locked themselves in the house since around 15 months. They confined themselves to the house and locked it from inside. Any volunteer or ASHA worker who went to that house used to return as nobody was responding. Recently some of their relatives informed that three persons are locked down themselves in that house and their health is in bad condition.” Also Read - Man flees COVID-19 Quarantine Using a Rope Made by Tying Bedsheets Together