Hyderabad : Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, on Wednesday, made it clear that lockdown imposed in the state will continue till April 20,2020. Any decision on exempting few sectors will be taken after April 20 depending on the intensity of the cases reported, he said.

The CM, on April 15th,  held a review meeting with various departments to check on the measures taken to contain the Corona virus spread in the state. ‘People should continue to support the government during lockdown by staying in doors. As per the guidelines given by the Centre, lockdown in the State would continue till April 20, as it is. Later, based on the intensity of cases, a few exemptions will be made,” the CM said.

On Tuesday, the state reported 6 new cases while no deaths recorded. The total number of patients cured/discharged are 118. According to the medical bulletin, state recorded 650 COVID cases of which 514 are active cases. Greater Hyderabad with 267 cases continues to be on top of the hotspots list.

Based on the outbreak of the virus, the health department have notified  259 containment centres. The civic authorities joined by the district police have imposed ‘zero movement in these zones’.

Speaking on the procurement of  essential medical equipment , Telangana health minister Eatela Rajendra said,  “Another  5 lakh PPE kits  have been procured. In all, the state will have 10 lakh PPE kits. As on date, state authorities have distributed  3.25 lakh N95 masks, while another  5 lakh has been procured. Besides this, ventilators, and other medical equipment, number of doctors, other medical staff, hospitals, beds have been amplified. So far 20,000 beds have been exclusively allocated for COVID patients. The state can accommodate upto 1 lakh patients’.

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