As people are violating the ‘lockdown orders’ the state and central government are forced to go stricter. Doing so Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) threatened the people to ‘stay at home’. In a statement given on Tuesday KCR Called for ‘shoot at sight’.
The CM warned citizens that he will be forced to call in the army or issue ‘shoot at sight’ orders if people continue to violate the 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in the state amidst COVID-19. The statement was made before PM Modi announced ‘Nation-Wide’ 21 days lockdown later in the day.
“Please don’t let it come to this. The administration cannot stop everyone and I will have to call in the army or issue ‘shoot at sight’ orders. Please stay at home, otherwise, the entire society will get hurt. I am appealing to everyone”, said KCR in media address. He also announced that Rs.1,500 would be transferred to below poverty line (white ration card holders) persons of the state in their bank accounts.
Gross violations of state-imposed ‘lockdowns’ were seen across various cities on Monday and Tuesday. This forced CM KCR to make such a strong statement. Since ‘Social Distancing’ and staying at home is an important element of the fight against COVID-19 this has to be followed strictly.
So, far over 4 lakh cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally. The global death toll stands at over 16,000. In India, the COVID-19 cases have crossed 550 mark with 12 deaths being reported.