Hyderabad: The state of Telangana on Saturday reported its first death due to Coronavirus on March 28. The victim is a resident of Khairatabad and was aged 74. The Health Minister of Telangana Eatala Rajender addressing further situation of the state, said that the family members of the victim are quarantined. Besides the first death, the state recorded 6 new positive cases today as the total number of cases in Telangana stand at 65. He also said one positive news amidst the death and new cases that 10 cases of the 65 positive ones have been tested negative. Eatala further added that they will be tested once again if required.

Regarding the 74-year-old man who died due to COVID-19, he had gone to Delhi for a religious practice on March 14 and had come back to the city on March 17. Following his return, the man complained of an eye infection and had gone to an eye hospital at Langar Houz for check-up. On March 20, he was rushed to a private Hospital in Saifabad and had high fever with respiratory illness. The hospital then gave him a nebulizer but couldn’t save him as he breathe his last on Thursday night. He was then rushed to a corporate Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Adding on to the fact that the homeless and poor should not sleep hungry or stay on the roads, he urged everyone to inform the command control centre if people are left out. He also said that no one will be left hungry and starving.

He further stressed on the fact that only people with travel history to foreign countries and Delhi have been tested positive for Coronavirus. He also cleared the air regarding the rumours of few areas in Hyderabad being declared as the red zone.Speaking on this, he added that, ” No red zone has been declared in Telangana. Please do not believe in any rumours and false news regarding red zones or green zones. Nothing as such has been declared. ”

He also said that there is no reason to panic as a Daily update will be given on the state’s situation. He then added that two people who have come from Delhi have infected their family members. One of the patients from Qutubullapur, having a travel history from Delhi infected 4 people of his own family. Another patient from Old city has infected 6 people of his own family. Eatala then said that there is no shortage of any facility that is required for the treatment such as protective gears, ventilators and beds.

Stressing on the additional facilities, he said that within 15-16 days, the Gachibowli indoor stadium will be ready as an Isolation centre and 1500 people can be put there.

He further said that the employees of Singareni coal mines have donated their one day salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He further assure that the government is ready for any situation and is working 24/7. He also said that strict action will be taken against people spreading fake news.

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