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Hyderabad: With five new cases being reported on March 22 alone, the total number of active coronavirus cases in the state has increased to 26 in Telangana, announced the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.

He said, “Today five more positive cases were reported and all are stable and admitted in Gandhi hospital.”

The patient P24 is a 26 year old male student residing in Kukatpally, Hyderabad. He has a travel history from London via Doha.

The statement given by Health Ministry of Telangana states that two men have a travel history from Sweden. One in a 26 year old student is resident of Rajolu in Andhra Pradesh and he returned from Sweden on March 16. while other is a 38 year old Manikonda resident who returned on March 14.

A 23 year old man, resident of Kothagudem, Bhadradri Kothagudem District with history of travel from London on 18 th March was also tested positive today

The fifth patient who was tested positive today is a 50 year-old female, from Hyderabad with history of travel from Dubai on 14th March.

He said, “Telangana has reported only one case of local transmission. The number of cases are less in Telangana because, we identified the foreign returnees faster. The government will take all the necessary steps to control the outbreak.”

KCR also appreciated prime minister Narendra Modi’s move of asking people to express their gratitude towards health officials and other welfare workers. He said, “Many in Telangana came to their balconies, clapped hands or used utensils to make noise, which should be appreciated.”

After a high level meeting today at Pragati Bhavan, he also announced that the state will be under lockdown till 31st of March. All metro, suburban trains and RTC bus services are shutdown in the state. KCR said, “Essential shops like milk, vegetable shops and medical shops will be running, other than that everything should be closed down.”

In Telangana, out of 27 COVID-19 cases that have been reported, one patient has been cured. Ten patients among the currently active COVID-19 patients are Indonesians. The chief minister said condition of all the patients are stable.

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