GUWAHATI: A 23-year-old man in quarantine has become a matter of concern for the authorities after the amount of his daily meal had come to light. Anup Ojha who had returned from Rajasthan has been quarantined at Manjhwari quarantine centre under Buxar in Bihar. His diet of 40 rotis in breakfast and 10 plates of rice during lunch has left authorities perplexed.
When the officials were informed about the man’s unusual diet, they decided to pay a visit to the quarantine centre during the lunch hour. When they saw the man consume food that could feed at least 10 people, the officials were shocked.
Ojha’s unusual diet led to a shortage of grains and other food supplies at the quarantine centre.
“We were informed that a Bihar delicacy ‘litti’ (a dough ball made of wheat flour and stuffed with roasted chickpea) was prepared for the migrants staying in the quarantine centre, Ojha ate 85 littis that day. The cook, who prepares roti, is now tired of preparing so many chapatis for one particular individual. So, we decided to get a first-hand account of this person and his diet,” Block Development Officer (BDO) AK Singh told Deccan Herald.
“Ojha’s quarantine period is about to end. We have instructed the cook that he should not be deprived of food. Nor there should be any slash in his diet. Let him have whatever he wants,” the officials have directed the manager of the quarantine facility.