Tirupati: In a bid to contain the spread of Coronavirus, the Tirupati municipal corporation is disinfecting residential colonies in the temple town.

It may be recalled that a man who had returned to his home in Srikalahasti from London had tested positive. Authorities had immediately swooped into action to take preventive measures for the safety of the residents in the town where devotees from across the country come to visit the hill shrine.

On 30 March, teams from the municipal corporation, dressed in orange and led by local Legislator Bhumana Karunakar Reddy and municipal commissioner P.S. Girisha, sprayed sodium hypochloride using hand machines on the streets and localities.

MLA B. Karunakar Reddy, who also participated in the event, said they had conducted mass sanitisation programme in municipal divisions 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, and 50 within the corporation limits. He appealed to the residents to stay inside their homes to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The legislator also said the police and civic officials would be available round-the-clock for any emergency services.

Municipal commissioner P.S. Girisha said they have been organising awareness campaigns with the help of rapid response teams in the temple town and sprinkling bleach and spraying sodium hypo chloride on all streets at Sivajyothi Nagar, Sathyanarayanapuram, Ambedkar colony, Timmanaidupalem Harijanawada, Bhupal Housing Colony , and other areas.

TTD health officer R.R. Reddy appreciated the efforts of the Tirupati municipal corporation. Deputy commissioner Chandramouleshwar Reddy, superintending engineer Uday Kumar, and traffic DSP Murali Krishna also participated in the drive.

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