Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said he will have no option but to give shoot-at-sight orders if people don’t stay indoors during the lockdown period. Talking to reporters on Tuesday, he also threatened a 24-hour curfew if people violate lockdown orders.
“Don’t create a situation where government is left with no option but to give shoot-at-sight orders to the police,” he said, angered at the sight of people roaming around in large numbers yet still.
At present there is a lockdown in the state during the day, with exemptions for emergency services. There is a total curfew during the night to prevent further spread of the deadly coronavirus. Adding, “Curfew would be implemented from 7 pm to 6am and all shops should be closed by 6 pm daily.”
Meanwhile, total count of positive Covid-19 cases in India neared the 650 mark, as per latest figures on Thursday morning, as the country enters second day of the 21-day long lockdown introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly contagion.