The situation in India seems to have reached to the extreme stage with Telangana CM issuing a threat of Shoot at Sight orders if the lockdown gets violated by the people. The country is facing a big threat of an epidemic fowling its outbreak of the virus in the US and Italy.
India gets many visitors business as well as tourists from these countries and to avoid the outbreak of an epidemic in the country with whooping 1.4 billion population government decided to lock down the country completely but Indians are not prepared for such situation and revolt time to by breaking the rules, to avoid further spread of virus Telangana CM decided to take the extreme measures.
According to the reports, The government has warned of strict action against the foreign returnees if they do not observe home isolation order. Rao said that their passports will be suspended if they were found violating self-quarantine.
Taking a tough stand on people violating the lockdown rules and moving around, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday said stringent action would be taken against violators.
“If people do not listen and stay indoors, we will be forced to implement a 24-hour curfew. If people continue to be on the streets, then the army has to be called out and shoot at sight orders may be issued,’’ Rao said, appealing to the people to not go out, or get into arguments in officials implementing the restrictions.
Telangana is facing the threat of increased cases in the state with 39 cases reported positive from the single digit 4 cases reported a few days back on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the government was in talks with food delivery services like Big Basket and Grofers to help them restart their operations. The government as a one-time gesture Tuesday night allowed all vehicles waiting for two days at the inter-state borders to enter the state.
Rao said that more than 19,000 foreign returnees, foreign nationals and those who came in contact with them were under surveillance.
“None of the COVID-19 positive patients are in serious condition. They are stable and responding to treatment well,’’ he added. The government has warned of strict action against the foreign returnees if they do not observe home isolation order. Rao said that their passports will be suspended if they were found violating self-quarantine.
India is not having a huge number of cases like other developed countries but that is the major issue of concern as Indians are still not taking the epidemic seriously and roaming out openly. The country does not have facilities to deal with the outbreak in event of epidemic start spreading and the best solution is Lockdown. What are your views on this serious issue?
Source: Indian Express