Hyderabad: Amid rumours of another lockdown in Telangana, Chief Minister K ChandraShekar Rao clarifies that government has 'no' plan to shut down.
Speaking in the on-going state assembly session on 26th March 2021, Chief Minister said, "At any cost there won't be a lockdown in Telangana, public need not panic. But, citizens are advised to wear masks, maintain social distance and regularly sanitize. At large gatherings like weddings or public meetings, I request the organizers to reduce the participants in order to curb the spread of virus".
He further added, "The government was forced to temporarily close education institutions in view of the rising cases and as a precautionary measure to safeguard children But, the state government has no immediate plans to impose any further restrictions on other sectors.
#Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao clarifies in the Assembly session, that the Government has no plans to impose lockdown in the state, however advise public to wear mask, maintain social distance and follow #COVID guidelines. Listen in. pic.twitter.com/nqpIwIgfzo— NewsMeter (@NewsMeter_In) March 26, 2021
#Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao clarifies in the Assembly session, that the Government has no plans to impose lockdown in the state, however advise public to wear mask, maintain social distance and follow #COVID guidelines. Listen in. pic.twitter.com/nqpIwIgfzo
Meanwhile, Telangana reported 518 new COVID cases on Thursday taking the overall tally to 3,05,309 in the state. The last time the state reported more than 500 cases were on December 24, 2020 when the state reported 518 cases.
The state reported three new deaths on March 25 taking the total death toll to 1,683. The fatality rate in the state is 0.55 percent which is less than the national average of 1.4 percent.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Thursday reported 157 new cases. The neighboring Rangareddy district reported 38 new cases. Medchal Malkajgiri reported 44 and Sangareddy 21 new cases.
Other districts of Telangana are also seeing a surge in cases. Mahboobnagar on Thursday reported 20 new cases each while Karimanagar reported 18 new cases and Nizamabad 29 cases.
Around 204 citizens recovered from the infection on Thursday taking total recoveries to 2,99,631 in the state. The recovery rate, as per the government, now stands at 98.14 percent, which is approximately three percent higher than the national average of 95.1 percent.