Telangana government, led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, extended the state’s lockdown imposed by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by ten days until June 19.
The decision was made in light of the high number of Covid-19 cases in a few districts across the state. The pandemic-induced restrictions will be extended beginning June 10.
Furthermore, some wiggle room has been added to the lockdown timings. Why was Telangana’s Covid-19 lockdown extended? Telangana decided to extend the coronavirus disease-induced restrictions in light of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in some districts — specifically, the assembly segments of Miryalguda and Hyderabad. Satthupalli, Nalgonda, Sagar Nagarjuna, Devarakonda, Madhira and Munugode.
The Cabinet Telangana stated that Covid-19 spread “is not in control” in the above-mentioned regions, so a decision was made to extend the lock-up.
Moderation in Covid-19 curbs: Although the Telangana Covid-19 lockdown has been extended until June 19, some flexibility in the timings has been made to allow citizens some relief.
During the lockdown, Covid-19 curbs in Telangana will remain relaxed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, according to the state cabinet. Previously, the relaxation period was from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As a result, the state government has extended the relaxation period by four hours in its most recent directives.
Furthermore, once the lockdown goes into effect, the Telangana government has granted an additional one-hour grace period for people to leave their offices and return home. So, when shops and other commercial establishments close at 5 p.m.
Telangana’s Covid-19 situation: Telangana recorded 1,897 new Covid-19 cases and 15 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department on Tuesday. According to the data, this brings the total number of infections in the state to 595,000.
Furthermore, the state government reported that the coronavirus disease fatality rate in Telangana was 0.57 percent and the recovery rate was 95.34 percent, with over 2,982 new recoveries recorded in the previous 24 hours.