Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister, K ChandraShekar Rao,  extended the lockdown in the state till May 29th. However, economic activity to be permitted in all green and orange zones as per Centre’s guidelines. In addition,  selected shops ( stores selling essential commodities) will be allowed. This includes liquor shops, which are permitted to open between 10 AM to 6 PM barring 15 shops in containment zones, he said.

Following a marathon cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister, on May 5th announced a cycle of decisions. He said, ” Irrespective of the relaxations, curfew will be maintained in the entire state between 7 PM to 6 AM.  Certain relaxations to come into force in 6 red, 18 orange and 9 green districts from May 5th.

According to the Chief Minister, Departments falling under Stamps and registration and the Road Transport Authority (RTA) will function, beginning from May 6th. Activities revolving around property and vehicle registration will be allowed in the state. Besides this, sand mining, construction activities to be permitted in all zones to generate revenues for government. Around 50% shops to be selected through lottery system to open each day in
municipalities and corporations to avoid gathering of people, in rural areas 100% shops to be allowed. Lockdown in red zones will be strictly followed.

Zones

Districts have been divided based on the CoronVirus outbreak and active cases. According to the state government, 18 districts, namely Nizamabad, Jogulamba Gadwal, Nirmal, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Sangareddy, Kamareddy, Kumaram Bheem/ Asifabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahabubnagar, Jagtial,
Sircilla, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Medak, Jangaon, Narayanpet and Mancherial, fall under the orange zone .

While  9 districts from the State including Peddapally, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, Siddipet, Warangal (rural), Wanaparthy and Yadadri Bhuvangiri are under the green zone.

Districts that continue to be affected with the Corona virus outbreak are Suryapet, Rangareddy, Medchal/ Malkajgiri, Vikarabad and Warangal (Urban).

Meanwhile on May 5th, 11 new COVID cases were reported in the state, taking the tally to 1096. Of the total positive cases, 628 have been discharged while 29 succumbed to the virus.

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