Ministers want cops to be tough with lockdown violators


Ministers KTR and Etela Rajender instructed the officials to act tough on those who bypass the lockdown in containment zones.

Participating in a high-level meeting with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, MA&UD Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar, Spl. Chief Secretary, Health, Shanti Kumari, they said since the number of cases is going up especially in Hyderabad city, there need to be tough with the violators and discussed an action plan to control them

Minister KTR appealed to the citizens to strictly follow the lockdown rules and said that social distancing is the only way one can keep the corona virus away. Minister instructed the officials to close all the entries to the containment zones and leave only one route open, under police surveillance.

Minister KTR asked the officials to make necessary arrangements to send essential goods to the citizens directly, at their doorstep and asked the police, GHMC, and Health department officials to work in coordination to check the health conditions of every person. He asked them to shift the suspect persons to the hospital for a corona test and also check their travel history if they test positive.

Minister Etela Rajender said that the coming 10 days will be very crucial and appealed to the citizens to not venture out of their homes. Minister stated that all the medical arrangements are in place and asked that police and medical teams to immediately move those persons to the hospital who show any symptoms of coronavirus in the containment zone. He also asked them to increase the availability of ambulances if necessary. 

In the meeting, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar stated that special teams consisting of police, medical and municipal officials are functioning 24/7 in GHMC limits. He said that the officials will shift those who show symptoms of the virus to hospitals, create awareness among the citizens, and if needed, provide essential goods to the citizens in the containment zone. He also said that the citizens can dial 104 or 040-21111111 GHMC number in case of an emergency.