Be prepared to handle 2nd wave of COVID cases: KCR to officials

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, on 22 November, instructed officials to take preventive measures as the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing in some states.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Nov 2020 12:55 PM GMT
Be prepared to handle 2nd wave of COVID cases: KCR to officials

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, on 22 November, instructed officials to take preventive measures as the number of COVID-19 cases are increasing in some states.

During a review meeting on COVID-19 held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, the CM said, "There is a sudden surge of cases in Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. Cases are also on the rise in Kerala and Karnataka. A second wave of COVID-19 is likely. The state should be in a position to withstand the second wave and for this, officials should be alert and ready. Required preparations should be made."

He said that all required measures would be taken to handle the second wave of the virus in the state. He suggested people remain cautious and observe self-protection guidelines. "Maintaining personal safety is the best medicine for COVID-19," the CM said.

KCR said that despite the increase in the number of tests conducted, the positive cases in the state are less than 10 per cent while the recovery rate is 94.5 per cent. "While the mortality rate is very low yet the government is on high alert and taking all necessary precautions. All over the state, 10,000 beds with oxygen facilities have been kept ready. We can increase the number. As of date, the situation is very much under control," the CM said.

He said the state government will make all efforts and put in place measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. "But this requires the support of the people. Though the unlocking process is on, people should be cautious and wear masks and follow all the guidelines," he added. Once a vaccine for COVID-19 is available, it will be first given to healthcare workers, he said.


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