Hyderabad: Watch out or Telangana will grow to be like Maharashtra within the subsequent couple of weeks, stated the state’s director of public well being, Dr G Srinivas Rao, on Wednesday, elevating an alarm over the rising Covid-19 instances throughout the state.
“The following 4 to 6 weeks are extraordinarily essential for Telangana and the state of affairs will spiral uncontrolled if we aren’t cautious. The truth that the state is just not imposing a lockdown doesn’t imply we aren’t in a essential state of affairs. The one purpose a lockdown is just not being imposed is as a result of it can affect livelihoods and the economic system of the state. But when we proceed like this, Telangana will quickly grow to be like Maharashtra,” he cautioned.
Stressing the necessity for being additional cautious for the following few weeks, Rao suggested individuals to put on masks each inside and out of doors the home.
“The virus is spreading quickly in shut settings. Complete households proper now — from infants to the aged — are getting contaminated inside a matter of hours,” Rao stated.
He stated individuals ought to keep away from going out until completely obligatory. “Additionally, carrying masks inside in addition to outdoors the home is advisable, particularly for the aged and people most weak to the virus” he added. “Individuals who go outdoors must put on the masks round their members of the family after they come residence. Sustaining social distance on the eating desk and different widespread areas is necessary. We have to do these with a purpose to save ourselves from contracting the the virus.”
Whereas Hyderabad is already reeling underneath an acute scarcity of ICU beds, Dr Rao stated that if instances proceed to surge on the present charge, there will probably be no beds accessible sooner or later, regardless of upscaling the infrastructure and including extra beds. “So, we should be extra cautious now and impose a lockdown on the virus by carrying masks, sustaining social distancing always and avoiding going out,” he reiterated.