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Hyderabad lockdown: Over 9,000 cases of violation being reported daily

Indian policemen wearing virus themed helmets wait to interact with people during an awareness drive aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Hyderabad, India (AP)Premium
Indian policemen wearing virus themed helmets wait to interact with people during an awareness drive aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus in Hyderabad, India (AP)

Drawing a direct comparison with bigger metro cities Delhi and Mumbai, the Hyderabad Police Commissioner pointed out that the case fatality rate in Hyderabad is lower

Hyderabad (Telangana): Authorities in Hyderabad have been registering over 9,000 cases of Covid-19 lockdown violations per day.

City police commissioner Anjani Kumar, mentioned that they are also seizing over 6,000 vehicles. Kumar said, "Every day, we are registering more than 9000 cases and are seizing over 6,000 vehicles of the people violating lockdown restrictions. These violators only comprise 1 per cent of the total population of Hyderabad."

Earlier today, the police commissioner oversaw the implementation of lockdown at Madina X Roads at the South Zone of Hyderabad. Kumar further complimented the police officers who have been working tirelessly for the safety and security of the people.

"It is the results of these efforts that we can see a decline in COVID-19 cases in Hyderabad city," Kumar said.

Drawing a direct comparison with bigger metro cities Delhi and Mumbai, the Hyderabad Police Commissioner pointed out that the case fatality rate in Hyderabad is lower.

After witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Telangana government had announced a 10-day lockdown starting from May 12. Later, the lockdown was extended till May 30.

As many as 3,527 new Covid-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 37,793 in Telangana, informed the state health department on Saturday.

Telangana reported 19 Covid-related new deaths and 3,982 fresh recoveries during the 24-hour period, as per the state health department.

The cumulative caseload stands at 5,71,044, including 5,30,025 recoveries and 3,226 deaths.

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