Hyderabad: The Telangana government, on 3 May, announced that all those stranded in the state will be screened and provided with non-COVID certificates so that they can travel to their respective states. In a statement released by the state chief secretary, all district collectors have been asked to ensure that arrangements are made at inter-state check-posts to test the stranded people leaving Telangana.
Three officials, one each from the revenue department and the police department and a medical official, shall be stationed at a convenient place two or three kms from the inter-state border check-post to conduct the tests.A person once tested will be issued a performance certificate. Permit certificates will also be provided to vehicles, the statement said. Details of the vehicle, the number of people travelling, and destination will be mentioned on the certificate.
The three-member team will work round-the-clock to ensure smooth travel for those stranded in the state. There will be additional teams to ensure that the screening and permit-issuing process is completed within five minutes, the statement read. District collectors, commissioners, and superintendents have been asked to supervise the activities at the check-posts to ensure a smooth passage of all persons.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh has made screening compulsory for all people entering the state. If anyone tests positive during the screening, s/he will be sent to a quarantine centre. As of 2 May, Telangana has reported 1,061 positive cases. In the past 24 hours, 25 new cases were registered in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, while two new cases were reported in Rangareddy district.