Hyderabad: While 99 percent of the population of Hyderabad is following the COVID-19 lockdown protocol, only one percent is still in violation of the norms, city police commissioner Anjani Kumar said on Thursday.
The Commissioner of Police of Hyderabad city today inspected various police check posts across Hyderabad and also visited the Wesley College check post in Secunderabad where police personnel were found wearing COVID-19 shaped helmets to spread awareness.
He said: “About 99 percent of the population of Hyderabad is following the lockdown norms and even after strict action, only one percent people are violating the norms.”
He said that since morning at the Wesley College check post alone, around 100 vehicles have been seized and around 7,000 to 8,000 cases are being filed in Hyderabad violating the lockdown norms.
In addition to 5,000 vehicles being seized across the city, the official said a police force has been deployed at Paradise Junction at the Wesley College check post as it is the most traffic congested area.
He thanked all the police officers and the public who followed the concept of lockdown and said that Hyderabad is still in better condition than many other major cities.
“Also, Hyderabad has the best COVID treatment facility and that’s why we are getting patients through air ambulance and green channels are being made to shift patients from there.”
According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 38,632 active COVID-19 cases in Telangana. The total number of cured people has reached 5,22,082 and the death toll has risen to 3,189.