Hyderabad tops in flouting social distancing norms

Hyderabad: With social distancing norms gone for a toss, the Hyderabadis on the top of list for flouting the COVID-19 lockdown norms. Though there has been incessant surge in the corona virus cases in GHMC but public is least bothered towards the dangerously growing trend.

Public in Hyderabad have been in the forefront of violating Section 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act, which is being implemented by the Central and State Governments. The statute is effective since March 22. These cases have been attributed to non-compliance with social distance and seemingly leaving during lockdown.

As many as 67,557 cases were filed against those not wearing masks in the GHMC area in the last week of June from 22-30.

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It includes major number of 14,931 cases in the city of Hyderabad according to information. In addition to that the officials have also issued e-challans against lockdown violations in the twin Cities.

The traffic police has so far been registering thousands of cases on the people using two wheelers, or four wheelers without masks. Since the positive cases are being reported more in the the greater Hyderabad area, the government has taken a step to ensure that the vehicle users should not move without wearing the masks.

The government has imposed fresh lockdown in containment zones till July 31 to check virus spread. After Hyderabad other areas in Telangana reported to have filed similar cases are — Ramagundam Commissionerate 8290, Khammam 6372, Suryapet 4213, and Warangal 3907.

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Least number of 173 cases filed are in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, according to information.

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