Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K ChandraShekar Rao  expressed anger at the elected public representatives for not doing their part in the implementation of the shutdown. He asked all 150 GHMC corporators, ministers, MLAs, MLCs, MPs and other local body representatives from state to village level to stay informed of the situation at the ground-level and ensure implementation of shutdown orders in their respective areas with the coordination of the police and other departments.

He also issued a stern warning to foreign returnees in the state who are violating their home quarantine period. “We have identified 19,313 people who have returned to the state from foreign countries. They are under tight surveillance. They have to remain in isolation either in their homes or at the quarantine centres. But some are deliberately avoiding quarantine and roaming freely. In one case, a foreign returnee escaped quarantine thrice. We are taking this issue very seriously. We have asked officials to seize and suspend passports of those who have violated their quarantine,” KCR said.

The state-head appealed to the people,  to dial 100 and seek help for any kind of medical emergency and said transportation will be provided by the police. He said no other vehicles will be permitted to ply. However, agricultural activity in rural areas will be permitted under restrictions.

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