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Curbs back in Charminar as GHMC designates 12 areas as containment zones

Following the announcement of new containment zones in the Charminar zone, the teams of GHMC, Entomology Wing, and Medical and Health Department swung into action and took up spraying, fogging, and sanitation drives at several colonies.

 

In Charminar Zone, there are a total 12 localities have been identified as containment zones. Among them Shalivahana Nagar Colony in Moosarambagh, Anand Nagar in Akberbagh under Malaket circle, Danaiah Nagar in Uppuguda, Patel Nagar in Gowlipura under Santoshnagar circle, Shivaji Nagar in Uppuguda, Ghouse Nagar in Bandlaguda under Chandrayangutta Circle, Maisamma Gally in Moghalpura, Mekala Mandi Gally in Shah Ali Banda under Charminar circle, Ali Nagar and Jahanuma under Falaknuma circle and Khaja Nagar in Attapur and Suleman Nagar under Rajendranagar has been declared covid-19 containment zone for the second time.

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It is said that on the basis of recurrent positive cases, the GHMC has identified and designated areas as containment zones in Charminar and brought curbs back to prevent contagion from spreading to other areas.

Among them the situation in Rajendranagar circle has again raised concerns where three major areas have been designated as micro containment zones that include Attapur, Khaja Nagar and Suleman Nagar to arrest further spreading of the contagion.

There are three testing centers in Rajendra Nagar circle alone from where 30 to 40 cases are being reported every day. Shivrampally UPHC, Mailardevpally PHC and Basti Dawakhna Pando Ranga Nagar are designated covid-19 testing centers in Rajendranagar circle. According to sources, out of 100 samples being taken in these centers, atleast 10 people at each center are found to be positive cases later.

Sensing the enormity, the staff of GHMC, Entomology Wing and Medical and Health Department have formed teams to take up Spraying, fogging and sanitation drives on their part to arrest the contagion further.

“Khaja Nagar in Jalal Babanagar, Pahadi and No.9 Chintalmet in Suleman Nagar and four localities in Attapur have been identified as covid-19 containment zones. Three to four teams are being formed for each locality by entomology wing to take up spraying and fogging activities here. Besides fogging, we are also taking up sodium hypochlorite spray to arrest the bacterial spread in these areas.  Similarly, the teams of Medical and Health Wing of GHMC also took up sanitation drive in several infections hit localities of Attapur, Khaja Nagar and Sulemannagar,” informed Udai Kiran, Assistant Entomologist GHMC Rajendranagar.

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Sanitization drive has also been done in several areas notably in Yerraboda Basti under Rajendranagar. Meanwhile, the panic grips the colonies in Rajendranagar as they are wearing a deserted look and terrified people largely confined to their houses.