Hyderabad: The Telangana Cabinet will meet on 8 June to take a decision regarding extending the statewide lockdown that has been in effect since 12 May.

With COVID-19 showing a downward trend, the Cabinet may discuss the preventive measures to be taken by the medical and health department and its readiness to face the third wave of COVID-19, which may hit the state. The Cabinet will also focus on the impact of lockdown on the state's economy and may take decisions accordingly.

The Cabinet is likely to review various irrigation projects, availability of water for irrigation during monsoon, and other irrigation-related issues. The Cabinet may also discuss the financial assistance being given under Rythu Bandhu, measures taken to control the sale of spurious seeds, availability of fertilisers and pesticides, and other agriculture issues.

On Sunday, the Chief Minister had announced that free diagnostic centres will be launched in 19 district headquarters from 7 June. He has now said that they will be launched on 9 June. KCR wants all ministers to be present for the launch on the same day and at the same time. He has instructed that at places where there are no ministers, prominent personalities should be invited to launch the centres. The Cabinet may also take a decision on which minister will be present at which centre.

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