The new Coronavirus strain has turned airborne and has been spreading rapidly this time around, warned the Telangana Public Health Director Dr G Srinivasa Rao, appealing public to wear facemask even at home while interacting with the family members.In a video message, Rao said the Telangana government was hesitating to impose lockdowns fearing adverse effects on the economy and livelihoods though the situation is quite alarming where the state could witness situation akin to neighboring Maharashtra anytime soon.Appealing to the public at large to maintain self-restrictions and self-precautions, the top health official said going by the increasing number of cases, the state may see a situation where there would be no beds in hospitals to admit the infected.Rao said the coronavirus this time around was transmitting rapidly where it is likely to spread fast in the closed environments like homes where it could transmit to all the family members within hours if one gets infected.“Coronavirus has been spreading at a fast pace in Telangana over the last four weeks and it is estimated that similar situation could continue for another 4-6 weeks,” said Rao.The situation in Telangana if left uncontrolled could reach to a level where there would be no availability of hospital beds irrespective of the efforts of the government to augment the hospital beds capacity, said the top health official. “There have been instances already where people of finding it difficult to get beds at certain hospitals.”“Don’t be under the impression that situation is not that bad going by the fact that the Telangana government is not resorting to curfews and lockdowns,” said Rao. “The situation is alarming but the state government is not imposing curfews and lockdowns keeping in view the livelihoods and adverse impacts on the economy.”Rao said the situation may turn alarming if the public at large do not follow self-restrictions take self-precautions. “The current virus (strain) is spreading fast and rapidly. It is transmitting to the entire family within hours if one gets infected in the close settings of home. The situation has reached a level where the virus has turned airborne.”Appealing to the people to follow precautions, the public health director said, “We had impressed upon you to wear facemask in public areas so far. From onwards, wear facemask even if you are at home amidst your family members as the virus could spread from one of the family members coming from outside, leading to loss of lives.”On Wednesday, Telangana saw 3,307 persons testing positive, taking the total infected to 3.38 lakh to date. The day saw eight Covid deaths, taking the total toll to 1,788.