Mancherial records zero COVID-19 cases

Mancherial Collector Bharati Hollikeri interacts with doctors of a quarantine centre in Bellampalli,

Mancherial: While Adilabad, Nirmal and Kumram Bheem-Asifabad districts have been hit by novel Coronavirus, Mancherial district seems to be a safe place at least as of now since it has not registered even a single corona positive case so far.

According to information available with medical and health authorities of the district, 260 foreign travellers underwent quarantine. Of them, 27 were quarantined at a centre in Bellampalli and three were at another centre of the coal belt town. A total of 17 suspects of COVID-19 tested negative. This indicates that the district is comparatively safer than its counterparts, Nirmal, Adilabad and Kumram Bheem Asifabad.

The authorities of medical and health department informed that two Markaz returnees also tested negative for the acute respiratory disease, cheering many. The returnees were coal miners of Singareni Collieries Company Limited. They were admitted to a centre in Bellampalli and completed quarantine for two weeks. Their primary and secondary contacts were not infected, as per their medical reports.

Meanwhile, district authorities intensified measures for preventing the spread of the virus in the district. Collector Bharati Hollikeri is conducting review meeting with various departments and is leaving no stone unturned for stopping the disease. She visited inter-district borders and instructed cops not to allow outsiders into the district. Vegetable markets were scattered and kirana stores are providing door delivery service.

Similarly, police mechanism in the district is striving hard for enforcing lockdown and for avoiding gathering of the public. They are keeping a watch on movement of vehicles. Ramagundam Commissioner of Police V Satyanarayana toured the district centre on bike and cracked whip against youngsters who gathered in a colony on Saturday evening. DCP Uday Kumar inspected check posts and instructed police not to permit anyone to enter the district.

Uday Kumar told Telangana Today that the lockdown was strictly being implemented in the district. “Over 500 cases were booked against those who violated government orders 45, 46 and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1879 in the district. Around 3,000 vehicles were sized for moving on roads without emergency so far,” he stated.

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