Inter-state checkposts in erstwhile Nizamabad closed

As Karnataka and Maharashtra have been registering huge number of virus cases, people from those States have been visiting Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts for treatment in government and private nursing homes

By   |  Published: 17th May 2021  9:03 pm
Kamareddy collector Dr. Sharath inspecting Sompur check-post on Monday

Nizamabad: To prevent the spread of Covid-19, erstwhile Nizamabad district administration has closed inter-state checkposts with Maharashtra and Karnataka in Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts.

As Karnataka and Maharashtra have been registering huge number of virus cases, people from those States have been visiting Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts for treatment in government and private nursing homes.

Nizamabad district shares borders with Maharashtra and has two inter-state checkposts — Saloora and Kandakurti. Kamareddy shares borders with both Karnataka and Maharashtra and has inter-state checkpost with Maharashtra at Salabatpur and checkpost with Karnataka at Sompur.

Amid the second wave of the pandemic, the Nizamabad district administration closed Saloora and Kandakurti checkposts to prevent arrivals from Maharashtra. They have not been allowing anyone into the State, except in cases of medical emergency.

Kamareddy administration closed checkposts with Maharashtra and Karnataka and also scaled up surveillance on 12 border villages.

Kamareddy Collector Dr Sharath visited Salabatpur and Sompur checkposts recently and monitored the situation. He directed Revenue, Police and other department officials to take precautions to implement lockdown successfully.


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