Residence proof compulsory for people when coming out to buy essential items: Telangana DGP

South India

Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy has said that it is mandatory for the people to carry their residence proofs while stepping out to purchase essential items. 


As per the report, this has been done to ensure that people do not roam beyond three kilometres radius of their houses.

"People from now should carry their residence proofs which will be checked by the police to ensure that the no one is roaming beyond three kilometres radius to purchase essential needs. People who want to go to hospitals should go to nearest hospitals and those who want to go to super speciality hospitals will be exempted," Reddy said.

Reddy added that they have requested to the state government to issue six different colour passes so that police can identify that government officials are going for their duties.

"All the existing passes will be reviewed and it will again be given to them, in modified passes we will include the persons' residence and his destination in the pass, so that the person carrying passes is not roaming on roads unnecessarily," he said

Reddy said as many as 1,21,000 vehicles have been seized throughout the state till now under lockdown violations and vehicles will be deposited in the concern courts. If we implement lockdown effectively then there is chances that no new virus cases will be reported.

On Sunday, Telangana government decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 7. The state had earlier extended the lockdown till April 30. Though the Centre subsequently extended the nation-wide lockdown by May 3, the state cabinet decided to extend it further by four days.

With this, Telangana became the first state to extend the line by another four days, as COVID-19 positive cases continue to surge in the state.

According to the Health Ministry, Telangana has reported 872 cases of coronavirus so far.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 18,601.

Meanwhile, with 47 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 590.

The total number of active cases in the country is 14,759. Meanwhile, 3,252 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.


With inputs from ANI

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