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Telangana government announces 10-day lockdown from tomorrow, curbs relaxed from 6-10 am

 According to the statement, restrictions will come into force at 10 am on Wednesday. However, "there would be relaxation for all the activities from 6 am to 10 am daily", it added.
 

Telangana government announces 10-day lockdown from tomorrow, curbs relaxed from 6-10 am-dnm
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Hyderabad, First Published May 11, 2021, 4:27 PM IST
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Hyderabad: Telangana, joining the list of growing states, has enforced a 10-day lockdown from tomorrow amid a surge in coronavirus cases. The relaxation period for all activities is only between 6 am-10am.

"The State Cabinet has decided to impose lockdown for 10 days starting 10 am tomorrow. The lockdown will be relaxed from 6 am to 10 am daily for all the activities. The Council of Ministers has also decided to invite global tenders for procuring Covid19 vaccine," read a tweet from the Chief Minister's Office.

According to the statement, restrictions will come into force at 10 am on Wednesday. However, "there would be relaxation for all the activities from 6 am to 10 am daily", it added.

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao had initially resisted calls for a comprehensive lockdown. In a statement last week, he had argued against imposing strict movement curbs saying that it would hit the livelihoods of a large number of people.

The State cabinet also discussed the pros and cons of the lockdown. Also, the Cabinet decided to call for global tenders for the purchase of the Covid-19 vaccine.

"There are reports that suggest that despite certain states imposing the lockdown there is no decrease in the cases. Against this backdrop, different opinions are emerging on the lockdown. Some sections are arguing in favour of the imposition of lockdown. Under these circumstances, the State cabinet would discuss the pros and cons of the lockdown and also the adverse impact it may have on the ongoing procurement of the Paddy and it will take a decision," it had said earlier.

Most states have taken to lockdown as a measure to stem the spread of infections. India is battered by a deadly second wave of coronavirus that has overwhelmed its hospitals and there is a dire shortage of medical oxygen and critical drugs needed to treat Covid patients.

Telangana has joined the list of growing states to enforce a 10-day lockdown from Wednesday amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, Telangana on Monday reported 4,826 new coronavirus infections taking the tally to over half-a-million while the death toll stood at 2,771 with 35 more casualties. 

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 
 

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