Hyd: 'No redzones declared; Don't believe rumours'

Hyd: 'No redzones declared; Don't believe rumours'

After copious amounts of news on media channels and WhatsApp erupted claiming that red zones have been declared under GHMC in Hyderabad like Kothapet, Kokapet, Chandanagar, Gachibowli, Turkayanja, Health Minister, Eatala Rajender  confirmed that the health department did not declare any Red Zones in Hyderabad.

He asked to not believe any such false news or rumours on the internet and TV channels. In fact, even some reputed channels have fallen for the news thinking it to be true. With this unconfirmed news, people got scared and started sharing the same rapidly on their social media handles. The red zones were told to be the areas with high cases of Covid-19 and one should be alert who are residing in these zones.

On this, Minister said that people have been forwarding unconfirmed information on social media platforms since morning and it is spreading a lot of misinformation and unnecessary panic among the community.

Also, CP Sajjanar told that strict action will be taken on those who spread such rumours in spite of health Minister reiterating the truth. "No Covid19 red zones in Hyderabad. Government has not declared any and don't believe rumours on social media. Will also take strict actions against who encourages RedZone messages," he quoted.