COVID-19: Hyderabad authorities take action against institutions defying closure orders

South India

HYDERABAD: Government authorities in Telangana capital have taken action against 66 institutions including schools, coaching centres, gyms, bars and clubs for defying orders and keeping open amid fast-spreading coronavirus.


Earlier, the state government had issued certain orders to prevent spreading of coronavirus. The government had said that all the public gathering places including educational institutions, sports stadiums, parks, gyms, bars, pubs and other public places should remain shut till March 31.

"On March 17, the Enforcement Management and Disaster Response teams took action against 66 places including 34 coaching centres, 13 gyms, three fitness studios, two swimming pools, two schools, four bars, one function hall, five study rooms and two sports clubs for violating government orders and keeping open," said Bontu Rammohan, Mayor, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

He said 18 special teams have been formed which would keep checking places of public gathering till restrictions are lifted.

On Tuesday, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India is now 137. 

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday issued guidelines and advised to maintain a distance of at least one meter between the two people to combat the spread of coronavirus. 

In the wake of spurt in cases of coronavirus across the country, the Central Government on Saturday decided to treat the deadly virus as a "notified disaster".

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 100 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 


WIth inputs from ANI

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