No Ugadi puja in temples, Sri Ram navami rally or jagane ki rath: KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in the wake of the CoronaVirus outbreak in the state, has called off festivals and other religious rituals in the state. The move is a preventive measure to curb mass gathering which may result in the spread of the CoronaVirus.

The Chief Minister said the government will not conduct official Ugadi celebrations at Pragathi Bhavan this year and instead it will live telecast the official ‘panchanga shravanam’ for the convenience of the people.

The CM ruled out the postponement of SSC exams which started on Thursday and said directions were issued to officials to sanitize all the exam centers every day to check the spread of the virus. “We have successfully completed the intermediate exams yesterday. We will take steps to complete SSC exams also in the same manner. Students and parents want exams to be completed as scheduled as any postponement will cause trouble to over five lakh students,” KCR said.

The CM said all the 14 persons in the state who are infected with Coronavirus are recovering fast and there were no chances of any casualties. KCR said that during the video conference of all CMs with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday he will put forth his demand to cancel all international flights to India with immediate effect instead of waiting till 22 March because all the cases of Coronavirus in the country are because of those coming from foreign countries to India.

Details of the CoronaVirus cases reported in Telangana

P1: Discharged and healthy
P2, 3 and 4 are admitted to the isolation ward
P5- P13: Are Indonesia nationals.
P6: is a 22 years old unmarried male resident of Medchal studying BBA in Scotland, UK. The patients traveled to Scotland in November 2019.
P14: had traveled to Dubai to Hyderabad in March. He reportedly developed signs and symptoms on March 17th.

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