COVID-19: More than 2,000 foreign returnees identified under Rachakonda limits

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 April 2020 2:44 PM GMT
COVID-19: More than 2,000 foreign returnees identified under Rachakonda limits

Hyderabad: In an attempt to trace foreign-returnees, the Rachakonda police has identified 2,340 people who have travelled to India from COVID-19 hit countries in the past one month.

Out of the 2,340 people who have come to Telangana, ,2,105 who fall under the Rachakonda Police limits, have been tested for COVID-19. The list also contains 1,988 who have been kept under home quarantine.

“Three people, under this category have been tested positive for coronavirus. They have been admitted in Gandhi Hospital and are undergoing treatment,” said Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda Mahesh Bhagwat.

The police officer further confirmed that some citizens have been sent to Gandhi Hospital for check-up, whose results are awaited.

‘Migrant labourers will be ensured food, shelter’

In the context of migrant labourers, who have set on foot in the wake of coronavirus lockdown, Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao had assured them to stay where they are. Calling migrant workers as family who have served in building of the state, KCR said, “You (referring to workers) are our family, equal stakeholders in building Telangana, It is the government’s responsibility in taking care of you. Do not leave, government will provide food and stay. Each family will be allocated with 12 kgs of ration. Besides this, a family of four will be given Rs 2000 for their well being. Workers, irrespective to which state you belong to, need not panic or leave.”

Taking cue from the chief minister, the Rachakonda police has opened up a COVID-19 control room, with a 24 X7 helpline, through which people may present their grievances. “We have strengthened checking in 33 check posts under Rachakonda limits. We appeal to migrant labourers to stay where they area, and we will ensure that food, ration is provided to you,” said the Commissioner of police.

Citizens may call to this mobile number: 9490617234, for any grievances under Rachakonda police limits.

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