According to sources the telangana government has decided to undertake various measures, including a campaign to promote cleanliness in public transport, to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus. The move comes against the backdrop of the virus spreading in various countries and a man from the state testing positive for it. telangana Municipal Administration minister KT rama rao requested the hyderabad Metro rail and the state Transport minister puvvada ajay Kumar to take up cleanliness measures inside hyderabad Metro trains and state-run telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) buses.
Furthermore the hyderabad Metro rail has initiated different protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus. It said Metro employees have all been made aware of preventive steps to be taken, including hand hygiene and reporting sickness. Metro stations, trains and touch surface areas, escalators and hand rails would be cleaned with soap and detergents after operational hours.
Moreover announcements would be made for passengers soon, the metro rail said adding there has been no impact on ridership so far. Meanwhile, the test results of 36 people, including those who came in contact with the man who tested positive for the virus, are awaited. The 24 year old man, who tested positive for the virus on monday, is the first positive case of nCov from the state. Perhaps the man from telangana, a software professional who works in bengaluru, was in dubai last month and worked with people from hong kong where he is suspected to have contracted the virus. He had returned to bengaluru from dubai and then travelled to hyderabad on a bus.