Rs 1000 fine for No Masks in Public Places Warns TS Health Director

Similarly, the Centre has advised caution and continuous alertness to States reporting a surge in COVID cases during the past few weeks, and to step up vigil against COVID.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 Jun 2022 2:37 PM GMT
Rs 1000 fine for No Masks in Public Places Warns TS Health Director

In view of the rise in cases, the Telangana Director of Public Health Srinivas Rao urged everyone to wear masks in public places including on public transport. He said that masks are to be worn by passengers taking the metro rail as well.

A fine of Rs 1000 will be levied on anyone who doesn't wear a mask.

According to Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL) Ltd authorities, announcements regarding maintaining social distance and wearing a mask are being played in the coaches. "The security officials also constantly ensure people are wearing the masks on the station premises," HMRL officials said.

Similarly, the Centre has advised caution and continuous alertness to States reporting a surge in COVID cases during the past few weeks, and to step up vigil against COVID.

Dr V K Paul advised states that have been reporting a spike in COVID cases to be watchful of the emerging pandemic situation. "The major action point is to focus on strengthening proactive surveillance as per the Revised Surveillance Strategy issued by Union Health Ministry on 9th June 2022", he stressed. "Routine surveillance constitutes the steel frame of our COVID response and management strategy and needs continuous and unstinted attention", he said.

Dr Paul and Union Health Secretary both highlighted the low level of COVID testing across the states, and the drop in RTPCR share.

While there is a slow rise in Covid-19 cases in the city, most of the recorded case are milk and are being treated on out-patient basis.

Covid-19 cases today:

Telangana reported 485 new Covid-19 cases on 29 June. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported the highest number of cases 257 in the last 24 hours followed by Sangareddy (73), Rangareddy (58), and Medchal Malkajgiri (37).

Yesterday the number of cases reported in the state was 459. In the last 10 days, the highest number of cases were reported on 24 June- 493. Over the last four days, the number of cases has been increased by 51.

Meanwhile, other districts in the state either reported single-digit or no cases.

On 21 June, the Telangana director of public health and family welfare issued an advisory in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in the state. On the day the advisory was released, the state had reported 403 cases.

The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 4,421 while the total number of cases reported so far stands at 8,00,476.

A total of 236 people recovered from coronavirus in the state in the last 24 hours constituting a recovery rate of 99.93%.

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