Hyderabad:  Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, on 15 May, said there were no active COVID-19 cases in the state except in four zones in Hyderabad. Corona virus in Telangana has been limited to four zones – LB Nagar, Malakpet, Charminar, and Karwan – in Hyderabad city, said the CM. On May 15th , 40 new COVID cases were reported in Telangana, of which 33 are from Greater Hyderabad. While the death toll stands at 34 in the state.

The  lockdown in the state will continue and the state will finalise a strategy after the Centre issues its guidelines on the nationwide lockdown on 17 May.

KCR held a high-level review meeting on Friday at Pragathi Bhavan here to discuss measures taken to curtail the spread of corona virus in the state, implementation of the lockdown, and precautionary measures to be taken to prevent the outbreak of seasonal diseases.

The Chief Minister instructed officials to take precautionary measures to prevent seasonal diseases that may break out during the rainy season while continuing the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

He said, “Corona virus in Telangana has been limited to four zones – LB Nagar, Malakpet, Charminar, and Karwan – in Hyderabad city. There are 1,442 families in these areas. Some migrant workers in Yadadri Bhongir, Jangaon, and Mancherial have tested positive for the virus but they are not from these districts. Hence, it cannot be said that these positive cases are from these districts.” He said complete restrictions have been imposed in the four containment zones and people who have symptoms of the virus have been identified and are being treated.

“There is nothing to be scared of. A majority of those who tested positive have recovered. In Telangana, the percentage of people who died of corona virus is only 2.38 per cent, less than the national average of 3.5 per cent. Hence, there is nothing to fear. We don’t know how long this virus will last. So, we have to adopt a strategy to live with it. We have no other option,” he said.

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