From Our Bureau
Hyderabad: Four fresh cases of Covid-19 have surfaced in Telangana on Thursday, taking the State’s total to 44 confirmed cases.
According to a media bulletin from the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, one confirmed case was reported in Medchal and three cases in the city of Hyderabad.
Even as the total lock-down in the State entered the fifth day today, the State health authorities strengthened surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of Covid-19 global pandemic.
A doctor-couple from Domalguda in the city– a 39-year-old lady doctor and her 41-year-old doctor-husband.— are among the fresh confirmed cases.
A 45-year-old male resident of Boudha Nagar, Secunderabad, and a 49-year-old male resident of Qutubullahpur in Medchal district, have tested positive and both have a history of travel to Delhi.
Apparently, all the four contacted the infection from other patients and are admitted in Gandhi Hospital in the city. Their condition is stable, according to the health authorities.
The total lock-down in the State, enforced since Sunday (22nd March), would continue till 16th April.
The health authorities appealed to the citizens to adhere to the lock-down and stay indoors. This would enable us to break the chain of transmission and prevent infections.
The Director, Public Health, asked the public to stay calm and not to panic. He assured that the state is taking all the measures to contain the spread of the virus to protect and safeguard the public.
The health official suggested that any person who has returned from any foreign country or has been in transit shall be in self-home quarantine for 14 days from the time of arrival in India, irrespective of having any symptoms or not.
Any person who has been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 must remain in strict home quarantine for 14 days. Such person shall approach the nearest government hospital immediately in case of onset of symptoms.
Urging the people to maintain personal hygiene, hand hygiene, social distancing, cough hygiene and take other preventive measures, the health official asked the citizens not to believe rumours or fake news in social platforms. They can call 104 health help line for all queries pertaining to Covid-19. (ends)