National Telangana

politicians, party workers to isolate after Hyderabad campaign

Hyderabad: all public representatives, political leaders and party workers who participated in the civic body election to go into immediate isolation to avoid a further spread of Covid-19.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections were held on December 1 in the state capital and a politically motivated campaign was launched in those days.

G.srinivasa rao director of Public Health asked everyone, including ground level party workers, who are doing political rallies, to go into quarantine for the next seven days.

He said that thousands of party workers were part of these campaign rallies, they mingled with the people, and a massive election campaign was launched. We have seen some of these cases that do not follow any of the covid precautions. “To save themself from this second wave, I urge all public representatives, party leaders, workers from the highest to the lowest level to immediately disassociate themselves for the next seven days,” Rao said on Wednesday.

“We don’t know who the silent carrier may be and it takes a few days for the infection to appear and now mixing more with people can lead to further spread and contribute to another wave.”

Rao said health department had set up 50 additional testing centers in the Greater Hyderabad municipal area. The department is also using more than 300 mobile testing vans. There are currently 1,096 government-run centers.

There was a poll yesterday and we won’t know the effect immediately; it will take time to figure out how many new infections we have. Therefore, we urge everyone to be really careful, at least from December to mid-January.

After participating in the GHMC elections, political parties, especially the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), witnessed high-profile campaigns.

The national Party, which is still basking in its victory in the by-elections in Dubakka, brought big guns – Home Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath staged a mega road show in the city attended by thousands of party workers.

Chief Minister K. Chandra Shekhar Rao, despite warning of a “second wave” last month, also held a public meeting at a sports stadium in the city, which was attended by TRS representatives from the districts.

“We had really few cases in November because people were taking precautions. But in the last 10 days, we’ve seen a lot of political rallies, gatherings even if two of them get infected. , It will spread easily.

In November, Telangana recorded a positive rate of 2.57%. Earlier criticized for its extremely low testing rate, the state tested 55,51,620 samples as of December 1.

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