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Total Coronavirus cases in Telangana state is 6

Total Coronavirus cases in Telangana state is 6
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With the sixth Covid-19 positive case registered in the State, the top brass of the State Government under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will review the situation on Thursday.

Hyderabad: With the sixth Covid-19 positive case registered in the State, the top brass of the State Government under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will review the situation on Thursday.

According to Health Minister Eatala Rajender, the person who has tested positive has travel history from the UK. The government requested the Railways to furnish the details of passengers who travelled along the coronavirus-affected patient in Sampark Kranthi express from Delhi to Hyderabad to ascertain their health status.

He also appealed people not to hide the details of the infected people as it could have multiplier effect. The government has already requested the Union Government to stop landing of international flights in Hyderabad airport as all the six positive cases were having foreign travel history.

Meanwhile, all the Telangana Government departments have geared up to contain the coronavirus menace on war-footing. As precautionary measures, maintenance of hygiene in the office premises and the strict adherence to health protocol by the employees in all wings has been given top priority.

State Municipal Administration and Urban Development department, Police, Education and the Commissionrates of Industry, Agriculture, Panchayat Raj and Transport are among the wings to which health advisory has been issued with Dos and Don'ts to the employees to be followed from Thursday onwards.

State MAUD Secretary C Sudharshan Reddy said that all the municipal officials from state to local urban body were asked to practise frequent hand washing, maintain personal hygiene and maintain physical distancing.

The officials were also asked to stop holding gatherings and sitting in groups for lunch.

The Hyderabad city police has also taken up safety measures. Sanitizers were made available at reception rooms in all police stations.

The first such police station to adopt safety measures was Narayanguda police station, where the constable seated in the reception area will offer hand sanitizer to every person visiting the station.

Sanitizers are also provided to the patrol car officers as they come in direct contact with people.

Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said, "each and every police station is now equipped with hand sanitizers and every visitor must use it. The reception staff has to ensure that visitor cleans his/ her hands before entering the police station."

The officer also tweeted, "Strength of our city is put to test. Let us resolve to fight the virus as initial days are very crucial because early carriers of virus are easy to detect and treat and check. Once the infection goes to second level it would be difficult to check."

The employees of many departments working in the districts were also asked to postpone their visit to the state offices for official work mainly to submit applications for transfers, deputation and other personal grievances.

Leaves sanctioned to the employees of State Health department were cancelled, Health Minister E Rajendar said.

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