Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has directed the District Collectors to enforce strictly Lockdown in the districts and to follow the instructions mentioned in GOs 45 & 46 with letter and spirit to control Covid Virus in the State.
Chief Secretary held a Video Conference with district Collectors on the control of COVID – 19 in the State today. He asked district collectors to implement the Government orders and to see that not more than one person shall be allowed to move on a two-wheeler and not more than two persons shall be allowed on a four-wheeler. He also instructed the District Collectors not to allow the movement of any person for any purpose other than accessing emergency medical care during the period from 7 PM every evening to 6 AM on the following day.
The District Collectors ensure availability of essential commodities like milk, vegetables, groceries and medicines during the lockdown period. Prices to be monitored strictly. Allow the movement of essential commodities at the check post.
Chief Secretary informed that a Control Room with 2 Senior IAS Officers namely Rahul Bojja and Anil Kumar established at Secretariat to guide time to time. Similar control rooms to be set up in the districts also.
Collectors asked to set up at least two quarantine centres with required facilities in their jurisdiction. They were also asked to ensure that the interdisciplinary teams shall visit the list of families who have returned from foreign travel and also on those who are home quarantined. He said community watch has to be encouraged as part of containment plan. Daily reports to be furnished to control room. An App has been developed to monitor the quarantine activities in the districts. Chief Secretary directed collectors to form area based teams to take up surveillance of home quarantined.
Chief Secretary asked the Collectors to increase paddy procurement centres village wise maximum extent and also avoid mass gatherings. To see that farmers have to maintain social distance and proper care to be taken regarding sanitation.