Not even temperature tests are being conducted at the various entry points at the border. PTI file photo
ADILABAD: Adilabad district, apart from newly created districts of Nirmal, Mancherial and Asifabad, have become highly prone to Coronavirus, as they border Maharashtra, where the second wave of Covid-19 has reached alarming proportions.
It is suspected that these districts are high-risk as many people from the neighbouring state, particularly Yavatmal district, are coming to hospitals in Telangana, which has much better medical facilities unlike within Maharashtra. It is feared a sizeable number of such patients could also be carriers of Coronavirus.
Incidentally, there are no restrictions on people coming into Adilabad from bordering Maharashtra. Not even temperature tests are being conducted at the various entry points at the border.
This apart, most people of these Telangana districts are not taking any precautions against dreaded Covid-19, including wearing of masks or maintaining social distancing.
Meanwhile, it is said Coronavirus positive cases have drastically increased in Mancherial district after Mahashivaratri Day as thousands of people attended the famous Jataras at Velala, Bugga and Katherashala.
Covid cases are also on the rise among students of government schools in Mancherial, Asifabad and Nirmal districts. Students and teaching staff of some residential schools in Kagaznagar, Utnoor, Adilabad, Ichoda, Bhainsa, Basar, Thalamadugu and Jaipur mandals have been affected by Coronavirus. These cases came to light after conducting Covid tests among students by respective medical and health departments of these districts.
A doctor working at RIMS, Adilabad, disclosed that people with Coronavirus symptoms are indeed being admitted to RIMS. But their number is less when compared to the first wave of Covid-19.
According to rough estimates, Coronavirus positive cases have crossed 100 in Mancherial district. Four staff, including three cooks and a women security person, tested positive for virus at the Tribal Residential School for girls in Mancherial on Friday.