Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, on 29 March, declared that Telangana will become a ‘Corona-free’ state by 7 April going by the rate at which the Corona-affected persons are recovering and provided the state does not record new cases. KCR said the chances of the state recording new cases is low following the strict implementation of the lockdown since 22 March.
After reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state with collectors, SPs of all districts, and senior officials of various departments, KCR said as many as 25,937 persons who have shown symptoms of the virus are under surveillance. “Out of the 70 positive cases, 11 have completely recovered. Multiple tests showed negative results. We will discharge these 11 patients on Monday. Of the remaining 59 patients, barring one 75-year-old with multiple ailments in addition to Corona virus, all are stable and recovering fast. They will be discharged by 7 April. The 75-year-old man is not in a critical state but may take some time to recover,” KCR said.
The Chief Minister said that those kept under home quarantine and hospital quarantine were also recovering fast and they will be discharged in phases starting Monday. He said 1,899 patients will be discharged on 30 March, followed by 1,440 patients on 31 March, 1,461 on 1 April, 1,887 on 2 April, 1,476 on 3 April, 1,453 on 4 April, 914 on 5 April, 454 on 6 April, and 397 on 7 April.
“With this, the Corona cases in the state will become zero, provided the state does not witness any more new cases. The chances of the state recording fresh cases are also remote because we are strictly enforcing the lockdown by closing down the airport, public transportation system, and sealing state borders,” KCR said.