AGENCIES, New Delhi: Boxer and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom has come under the scanner for breaching the 14-day quarantine protocol which has been put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the governments across the world.
Kom had recently competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Amman, Jordan, was supposed to be in mandatory self-isolation for a minimum of 14 days amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after she returned on Mar 13.
Kom Barely five days in quarantine, on Mar 18, she attended the breakfast hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The event was tweeted by President Kovind’s office
President Kovind hosted Members of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for breakfast at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. pic.twitter.com/Rou6GLrSHH
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) March 18, 2020
In one of the four pictures tweeted by the official Twitter handle of President of India, Mary Kom can be seen with other Member of Parliaments. “President Kovind hosted Members of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for breakfast at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning,” read the caption of the photos.
BJP lawmaker Dushyant Singh was also there at the event where he came in contact with infected Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor.
Boxing coach Santiago Nieva had on Friday told news agency IANS that the members of the Indian boxing contingent, who participated in Jordan, are all under the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“10 days we had planned but now it becomes 14 days. So after 10 days I am working on a training programme which I will send them. After this period they can start on that. If this is not solved within two weeks then we will have to continue like this as best as we can,” Nieva had said.
Mary Kom has, also admitted that she attended the President’s event. In a statement, she said: “I am home since I came back from Jordan. I only attended the President’s event and did not meet Dushyant or shake hands with. My quarantine after Jordan ends but I’m going to be at home only for the next 3-4 days.”
President Kovind is likely to undergo coronavirus test as he also met Singh when he attended the party.