Covid19 National Telangana

All entry and exit points of Hyderabad, other cities to be sealed: DGP

Hyderabad: Director General of Police M Mahendra Reddy said here on Saturday that all the entry and exit points of Hyderabad, along with other major cities and towns of the state, would be closed so that the lockdown could be strictly enforced.

Interacting with media persons after monitoring the implementation of the lockdown in the city and its suburbs, he said that these entry and exit points would be opened only in the relaxation time.

He said that the vehicles operating in an unauthorized manner during the lockdown will be confiscated and such vehicles will be handed over to the concerned owners only after the lockdown is removed.

If someone tries to get out on the pretext of buying old prescription medicines prescribed by doctors, action will be taken against him and his vehicle will also be confiscated.
The police department will only allow those coming out for medical emergencies, he said, advising people not to get out unnecessarily during the lockdown.

He said that the main objective of the lockdown was to stop the spread of covid-19 virus.

He asked the shopkeepers and hawkers not to allow customers to after 9.30 am in the waiver time.

Shop owners and hawkers will have to see that the customer completes their transaction by 9.30 am so that they can reach their residence before 10 am.

Since there is heavy movement of goods vehicles during lockdown, the movement of such vehicles would be permitted from 9 pm till 8 am the next day for loading and unloading of commodities and other material and between 10 am and 9 pm no goods vehicles would be allowed.

He asked the management of various industries, who are allowed to work during lockdown, to adjust their employees’ shift times to avoid movement during lockdown.

He said that the Station House Officer (SHO) would discuss the matter with the management under his jurisdiction.

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