Hyderabad: The state Cabinet has decided to completely lift all lockdown restrictions in the state. The Cabinet has instructed the Education department to reopen all categories of educational institutions in the state from 1 July with full preparedness and the students are allowed to attend the classes physically.

The Cabinet has examined the reports submitted by the Medical and Health department officials which stated that the number of COVID-19 cases and positive cases have drastically come down and that the situation is now under control. Hence, the Cabinet has arrived at the decision to lift the lockdown. The Cabinet has instructed officials from all the departments to lift all restrictions imposed during the lockdown in the state.

The state Cabinet also saw that the number of COVID-19 cases are coming under control in the neighbouring states too. Based on the reports submitted by the officials, the Cabinet came to the conclusion that compared to other states, COVID-19 has come under control speedily in Telangana. Based on this, the state Cabinet has decided to lift the lockdown from 20 June.

The Cabinet sought support and cooperation from people for its decision, which was taken to not incur a loss to the livelihoods and for the benefit of public life. However, the Cabinet made it clear that lifting of lockdown should not lead to negligent behaviour. People should continue to wear masks, maintain physical distance and use sanitizers and other self-regulatory methods to curtail the spread of the virus and they should follow the guidelines prepared by the government. The Cabinet also urged people to extend their full cooperation to curtail COVID's spread once and for all.

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