COVID-19: India’s Hyderabad authorities start door-to-door screening

19 March 2020
COVID-19: India’s Hyderabad authorities start door-to-door screening
Pakistan officials spray disinfectant in public areas and house after authorities issued partial lockdown orders of Sindh province that is most effected by the COVID-19, in Hyderabad, Sindh Province, Pakistan, 18 March 2020. Photo: EPA

Authorities in India’s Hyderabad have started door-to-door screening of persons who travelled to other countries since February this year. Foreign nationals, who arrived in India during this period are also being screened.

According to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials, the civic body workers have started door-to-door screening. Their addresses are being traced with the help of their passports and the officials are approaching them and conducting thermal screening to ensure that COVID-19 doesn't spread in the state, the officials stated.

If anybody is found symptomatic to coronavirus, they are being sent to government hospitals for further treatment. This exercise is being conducted in all the wards of GHMC.

Courtesy ANI