BREAKING: Lockdown in Telangana Extended Till May 30

The Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to issue formal orders for extending the lockdown.

Hyderabad, May 18: The ongoing lockdown in the State in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, has been extended till May 30. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao took a decision in this regard after consulting the State Cabinet over the phone and eliciting the views of all the Ministers on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister directed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to issue formal orders for extending the lockdown.

Further, he cancelled the State Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on May 20 as the Ministers are busy in Covid control measures and providing medical services to the patients in the districts.

Along with it, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has directed to implement the Ayushman Bharat (Prime Minister’s Jana Arogya Yojana) scheme in Telangana. In this context, the Telangana Medical Department has entered into an MOU with the National Health Authority.

Accordingly, the State Health Department has finalized the modalities for the implementation of the Aayushman Bharat scheme. Accordingly, the Telangana government has decided to provide medical services in the state. The Telangana Medical Health Department has issued orders to the Arogyasree Trust to this effect.

Coronavirus continues to spread in Telangana. In the past 24 hours, 71,616 corona tests were performed and 3,982 positive cases were confirmed. 607 new cases were registered under GHMC. 5,186 people recovered from the corona and 27 died. 262 cases were detected in Rangareddy district, 247 in Khammam district and 225 in Medchal Malkajgiri district. The lowest number of 18 cases was reported in the Adilabad district.

While 5,36,766 positive cases have been registered in Telangana so far, 4,85,644 have recovered. Another 48,110 are being treated. The total death toll rose to 3,012. Corona recovery rate increased further in Telangana. At present, the recovery rate in Telangana is 90.47 per cent, while nationally it is 85.6 per cent. The corona mortality rate in the country is 1.1 per cent while in Telangana it is 0.56 per cent.

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