Hyderabad: A day after the Telangana Government announced the closure of educational institutions baring medical colleges in view of the rising COVID19 cases in the state, TRS Minister for Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav announced that theatres, however, will remain open with 100 per cent occupancy.
In a statement issued on the 24th of March, the minister said "During the lockdown, people from the film industry lost their livelihood due to closure of cinema halls and shooting stalled during the Covid-19 pandemic last year. There are many who are dependent on the film industry for their bread and butter, it is not appropriate at this moment to close the theatres."
It was in February 2021, that the Telangana Government allowed 100 per cent occupancy in theatres. Earlier it was capped at 50 per cent wit.
In view of the rising COVID cases in Hyderabad, Commissioner of Police for Cyberabad V C Sajjanar advised the public to take COVID precautions. He said, 'We request people to wear masks, use sanitisers, and maintain social distance while moving in public. We (referring to the public) should not take the second surge lightly. It is also my humble request that people get vaccinated. The public should ensure they take precautions & make others take precautions."
The top cops so requested cured people to forward and donate Plasma. The Cyberabad Police along with Cyberabad Security Council has set up a Covid 19 Control Room which functions round the clock to assist people. To donate Plasma Register at https://donateplasma.scsc.in/. If anyone in need of COVID 19 Convalescent Plasma, Contact Cyberabad Covid Control Room: 9490617440.
Beginning 24th March 2021 onwards, all education institutions remain temporarily closed, until further orders. The decision was taken after the state saw a spurt in COVID19 cases across various educational institutes. The residential schools in the district of Medchal Malkjigiri, Kamareddy, Nirmal and Mancherial had reported a number of new COVID cases.
Meanwhile, Telangana reported 431 new COVID cases on Tuesday taking the overall tally to 3,04,298 in the state.
The state reported two new deaths on March 23 taking the total death toll to 1,676. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 per cent which is less than the national average of 1.4 per cent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Tuesday reported 111 new cases. The neighbouring Rangareddy district reported 31 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 37 and Sangareddy 15 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Mancherial and Jagtiyal on Tuesday reported 21 new cases each while Nizamabad reported 19 new cases and Yadadri Bhongir 16 cases.