The villages of Ponnala and Boath in Telangana’s Adilabad district imposed a self-lockdown on Thursday, in view of the rising COVID-19 cases. As part of this lockdown, the villagers have passed a resolution to close all the commercial establishments, including retail stores, after 5 pm. This lockdown will continue for another 10 days, authorities said. The decision was taken after both villages recorded 20 cases in the last week.
“Only emergency services like medical stores are kept open,” said Adilabad District Medical Health Officer (DMHO) Todasam Chandu.