Telangana lockdown: Home delivery of food, medicine allowed; free movement for 2nd vaccine shot

The Telangana government on Tuesday said that e-commerce(delivery) of goods and merchandise including food, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment will be allowed during the lockdown hours.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 May 2021 3:35 PM GMT
Telangana lockdown: Home delivery of food, medicine allowed;  free movement for 2nd vaccine shot

Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday said that e-commerce(delivery) of goods and merchandise including food, pharmaceutical and medical equipment will be allowed during the lockdown hours.

The Telangana director of public health on 11 May announced that all medical and health services, including all government and private hospitals and diagnostic and testing centres, will function normally as usual. The lockdown will not affect any health services anywhere in the state, it said.

It further said that government vaccination centres will also function normally. However, only those who are eligible for the second dose will be given the vaccines. "Those seeking the second dose should show proof of having taken the first dose, either in form of a partial vaccination certificate that they can download from cowin.gov.in or the message they may have received confirming they have taken their first dose. Those eligible should also take their Aadhaar card with them," it said.

It said that the police department has been informed to allow free movement of citizens who are getting their vaccine shots or those who to get themselves tested for COVID-19.

The Telangana Cabinet on 11 May decided to impose a partial lockdown for 10 days from 12 May. All activities will be allowed between 6 a.m and 10 a.m and the lockdown will be in force for the remaining 20 hours.

DGP M. Mahender Reddy has directed the police to strictly enforce the lockdown in the state. During a video conference on Tuesday, he asked all police commissioners, SPs, and DIG-level senior police officers to be on duty and take steps to strictly enforce the lockdown. He urged strict implementation of the lockdown guidelines in all major cities, especially Hyderabad, and district headquarters.

Lockdown exemptions

Lockdown does not apply to agricultural activities including agricultural production, allied sectors, agricultural machinery work, management of rice mills, related transport, sending of grain to FCI, fertilizer, seed shops, and seed manufacturing factories.

The Cabinet has decided to continue the procurement of grain as usual keeping in view the interests of the farmers of the state.

Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturing companies, medical distributors, medical shops, all types of medical services, government and private clinics, their employees and staff and vehicles are allowed with a special pass.

Drinking water supply and sanitation management in rural and urban areas will continue as usual. Also, power generation and distribution systems and their ancillary activities can operate as usual.

Transportation on national highways will continue as usual while petrol and diesel pumps on national highways can operate. It was also decided to set up check-posts at the state borders.

Exemption also granted for cold storage and warehousing activities and print and electronic media

Meanwhile, government offices will operate with 33 per cent of their staff. Banks and ATMs will continue to operate.

A maximum of 40 people are allowed for weddings with all prior approvals and a maximum of 20 people are allowed at funerals.

Metro and RTC public transport will be available from 6 a.m to 10 a.m. Ration shops can stay open during the period. Cooking gas filling stations will continue as usual.

The Cabinet has decided to shut down cinema halls, clubs, gyms, swimming pools, amusement parks, and sports stadiums. It directed the Director General of police to take steps to ensure that the above exemptions are fully complied.


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