In wake of new COVID-19 strain, Hyderabad starts 'Wear a Mask campaign'

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A strain of new coronavirus found in a recent discovery in the UK. India has temporarily suspended its Vande Bharat flights from the UK.

 

Days after the new strain of coronavirus found in the UK, Telangana organised 'Wear a Mask' campaign in Hyderabad to distribute free masks to the public.

On Thursday, G Kishan Reddy Minister of State Home Affairs said that ‘Wear a Mask’ campaign has been started to distribute free masks to the public as a message of making mask compulsory.

Talking about the new strain of coronavirus, the Minister said the government has blocked flights from the United Kingdom (UK) and directed the states to take necessary precautions, news agency ANI reported.

In addition, the government also directed the states to trace and test passengers landed from the country for the past 15 days. The government also directed states to take necessary safety precautions. 

The Minister also said that there is no need for lockdown as of now, but to prevent lockdown people must follow safety precautions like wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

A strain of new coronavirus found in a recent discovery in the UK. 

Earlier, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had said that India has temporarily suspended its Vande Bharat flights from the UK.

As many as 1,005 international flights have been operated under Phase 8 Plus of India's Vande Bharat Mission, thus, repatriating more than 40 lakh people from 27 countries.
 

With inputs from Agency

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