In Ganjam’s quarantine centres, no separate provision for the transgender community

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05/04/2020

Due to the lack of separate arrangements for transgender persons at a quarantine centre, Prasant*, an 18-year-old transgender person, had to spend a 14-day quarantine period, till April 29, with a group of men. Prasant is a resident of Mathura panchayat in Khallikote block of Ganjam district. Violating lockdown restrictions, Prasant had visited Purushottampur in the second week of April to take part in rituals related to the Danda Jatra festival. When Prasant returned home, the sarpanch of the area, as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, directed the teenager to remain in institutional quarantine at the Mathura panchayat. Upon admission, Prasant was shocked to find there was no separate provision for the transgender community. Although Prasant contacted the sarpanch, no other solution emerged.

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