‘Agricultural sprayers’ roped in to disinfect Narayanpet

Hyderabad: As a precautionary measure against Coronavirus, the Narayanpet administration is spraying disinfectant in public areas and exam centres. “The disinfectants, prepared according to the WHO standards are sprayed using agricultural sprayers for broader coverage and faster spraying,” said the District Collector Hari Chandana.

Disinfectants are being sprayed in 39 exams centres, 692 Anganwadis, 45 bus stops, one railway station and also in some religious places, according to the data provided by the administration.

District Collector Hari Chandana said, “We are using chlorine-based disinfectants, the one that is used in hospitals as it is according to the standards prescribed by WHO. We have made it compulsory for people to wash hands and then enter the exam premises.”

Disinfectants Sprayed In Narayanpet

The disinfectants are sprayed every two hours in the public spaces, while in exams centres the disinfectants are sprayed in the classroom before the students come and once they leave, while the school premises are sanitized every two hours. The same process is repeated in Anganwadis too, she said.

“Anganwadis are usually closed at noon, but we are closing it by 11 pm, so the kids can come to eat and leave,” she added.

For the ease and faster availability in villages, the sprayers are being borrowed from farmers, she said.

Apart from that, the district administration is also sending doctors to different villages to check if people have symptoms of Coronavirus.

As of March 19, Telangana has recorded 16 positive cases, out of which six are Indonesian nationals. The total number of cases in India have reached 206, with 52 cases in Maharashtra.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter. A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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