The High Court asks government to mandate corona negative report for people travelling to Hyderabad from other states.
Hyderabad: In the wake of coronavirus cases spiking rapidly in the State, the Telangana High Court on Thursday has asked the state government to mandate entry of travellers with negative RT-PCR reports.
The court also asked to create containment zones if cases of COVID-19 are high in a particular region. It also wanted the government to organise vaccination camps at the offices of government and private companies. The court asked the government to constitute a committee to suggest measures to restrict the spread of Covid-19.
The Health Department had submitted a report two days ago on testing and treatment while the Director-General of Police submitted a report on action taken against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines.
The Hyderabad DGP reported to the court that 22,000 cases were booked against those violating Covid-19 guidelines which included 2,416 cases for not following social distancing and six cases for spitting on roads.
The High Court expressed its concern about the liquor shops, pubs and cinema theatres becoming a rich source of COVID-19. The court also asked the government to ramp up the testing process by 70 percent.
The Health Department sought six weeks from the court to complete the sero-surveillance report. The court has asked the government to submit another report by April 14 and adjourned the case to April 19.