Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao,  said that, from 16 May shops selling A/Cs and automobile spare parts, and automobile showrooms will be permitted to open throughout the state. Registration offices and RTA offices will also start operations. Other lockdown guidelines will continue to be implemented, the Chief Minister said.

The nationwide lockdown imposed by the Centre is set to end on 17 May. The Central government is likely to release new guidelines on the issue. KCR said the state will examine those guidelines, review the situation in the state, and finalise the future course of action and implement the same.

“We have to be on alert about people returning from foreign countries and those coming here by trains. We will test all those coming to Hyderabad by flights. If they test positive, we will send them to hospitals for quarantine or put them under home quarantine. Those who come to Hyderabad by air to travel to other states will be put on special buses and sent to their respective states from the airport itself,” the CM said, adding all migrant workers entering the state by trains will be tested.

The government is also undertaking sanitisation activities, including spraying sodium hypo-chloride five times a month, collecting garbage, and fogging, to prevent the outbreak of seasonal diseases. KCR has asked officials to keep the areas under their jurisdiction clean and also create awareness among the people. He has directed state municipal administration minister K.T Rama Rao and panchayat raj minister Dayakar Rao to hold video conferences and give suggestions to officials in the urban and rural areas on sanitation works to be undertaken.

“Due to the pandemic, the economic situation right now is not favourable. However, we are trying to ensure that lack of funds does not create problems for conducting sanitation and other emergency works. So far, we have released the funds for February, March, April, and May and have instructed the finance department to release funds for June,” the CM said.

The government has received a positive response from people regarding the basthi dawakhanas and at present 123 such dawakhans are operating in the state, KCR said, adding he has instructed state health minister Rajender and KTR to open 45 more clinics. The CM has also instructed the officials to conduct Haritha Haram programme in the state from 20 June

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