From Our Bureau
6th May 2020
Eleven fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in Telangana on Wednesday, taking the State’s total to 1,107 confirmed cases. The death toll remained at 29, with no fresh fatality reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 648 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 430 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update.
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare said that in view of Covid-19 global pandemic, the State of Telangana has strengthened surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of disease. Eleven new positive cases were reported in GHMC area on Wednesday.
The three districts with zero positive cases till date are Warangal (Rural), Yadadri and Wanaparthy. The list of 22 districts in the State with zero positive cases since the past 14 days includes Karimnagar, Sircilla, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Bhupalpally, Sangareddy, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Peddapally, Siddipet, Mahbubabad, Mancherial, Bhadradri, Vikarabad, Nalgonda, Asifabad, Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet and Narayanpet.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officials concerned that in Hyderabad and its surrounding places where there is more spread of Corona Virus, strict regulations should be maintained and implemented. Along with Hyderabad, officials should be alert at villages neighbouring Kurnool and Guntur districts in Andhra Pradesh.
The CM held a high-level review meeting here on Wednesday at Pragathi Bhavan on containment of Corona Virus and implementation of lockdown. Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, Special Chief Secretary (Health) Ms Shanta Kumari, Principal Secretaries Narsing Rao, Ramakrishna Rao and others attended.
“The situation in the State is under control except in Hyderabad and its surrounding districts. The spread is less in other districts. All the new cases being reported are from Hyderabad, Medchal, Rangareddy and Vikarabad districts. Hence, the officials should put more focus on Hyderabad,” he said.
“Whoever is having symptoms should be given treatment and all those who came in contact with the positive cases should be quarantined. Please ensure strict measures so that nobody from Hyderabad should go out nor outsiders enter into Hyderabad. Please appoint efficient IPS, IAS and Medical and Health officers as the Special Officers. Please round off entire Hyderabad and eradicate the Virus,” the CM said.
“Corona spread is rampant in the neighbouring Kurnool and Guntur districts of AP. Please appoint special officers in these border districts and see to it that nobody enters the State nor leaves it. The virus has not originated from here. It came from outside and spread. Hence, the more effectively we control movement of people, the Virus can be controlled substantially,” the CM added. (eom)