Telangana government to lift lockdown completely from tomorrow as COVID cases subside
The lockdown will be lifted from tomorrow. Even the night curfew will not be in place from June 20.
Hyderabad: As the second wave of Coronavirus shows signs of subsiding, the Telangana government today announced that all Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in the state will be lifted from tomorrow. The night curfew will not continue either from Sunday.
The Cabinet decision came after Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao held a high-level meeting. The development came after positive cases dipped to one per cent in the state.
“The state cabinet has decided to lift the lockdown completely. The decision has been taken to lift the lockdown by examining the reports given by medical authorities that the number of corona cases, positivity percentage has decreased significantly, corona has come into full control,” the Chief Minister’s Office said in a post on Facebook.
Earlier, a Cabinet meeting led by Telangana CM KCR took decision on whether Telangana lockdown had to be extended for 10 more days from June 10.
"An emergency State Cabinet meeting will be held here at Pragati Bhavan on Saturday at 2 pm under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao," a government release said on Friday.
Telangana on Friday had reported 1,417 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,10,834, while the toll rose to 3,546 with 12 more fatalities. The number of recoveries outnumbered fresh cases with 1,897 people recovering from the virus, taking the cumulative number to 5,88,259. The case fatality rate in the state was 0.58% against 1.3% at the national level. The recovery rate in Telangana was 96.30%, while it was 95.99% in the country.
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