Authorities put Telangana on high alert after 279 UK returnees go untraceable

New Delhi: Telangana was put on high alert after 279 UK returnees went untraceable. Reports said 184 had given wrong phone numbers and addresses.

According to the state health 184 people had given wrong phone number and addresses.

They further said that 92 untraceable returnees are from the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.

State Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said that people who have contracted the new Covid strain need not worry and added that they must adhere to social distancing and use masks properly to keep the dreaded coronavirus at bay.

He said that 937 out of the 1,216 people have been identified and tested for the infectious disease and that two persons were found positive on Saturday.

Rao urged the people with a travel history to the UK to report to the health department so that the medical health staff can approach them for tests. He also asserted that the state government was taking necessary steps to tackle the virus.

People who have come directly to the state from the UK after December 9 or have travelled through the UK have been requested to provide their details by calling 040-24651119 or WhatsApp to 9154170960.