Corona Is Under control In State: Rajender

Hyderabad: The second wave of the Corona pandemic has led to a significant surge in infections across the country but was under control in Telangana, Health Minister Eatala Rajender has said.

However, everyone should follow the extensive use of masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene to keep fresh infections in the State under control and to avoid stress on healthcare infrastructure, the Minister said here on Wednesday.

“Telangana shares a long border with Maharashtra and it is no surprise that we too are witnessing an increase in Covid cases. Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan mega city and people from all States travel and live here. So, there is definitely going to be a surge in cases in and around Hyderabad and even in other urban centres of Telangana. However, unlike other States, the second wave is still under control in the State,” Rajender told the media.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and a high-level technical expert committee were constantly monitoring the situation. “At present, there is no serious surge of Covid cases to prompt us to impose severe restrictions. The developing situation will be assessed by the Chief Minister time to time and appropriate decisions will be taken,” the Minister said.

Despite a rise in the number of cases, almost 90 per cent to 95 per cent of Covid positive cases were asymptomatic in Telangana. “That’s the reason there has been no pressure so far on government and private healthcare establishments. Covid rapid tests are readily available at all government healthcare facilities, which is helping us quickly identify, trace and treat positive cases,” Rajender said.

“A majority of positive cases are in home isolation and from our side, we are issuing them with a kit comprising medicines.

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