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Lockdown extended in Telangana till 30 May. Details here

Deserted night view of Charminar as the government of Telangana announced lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. (PTI)Premium
Deserted night view of Charminar as the government of Telangana announced lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. (PTI)

  • Works related to agriculture produce, allied sectors, works undertaken with the agriculture machines, running of rice mills, transport of the paddy and rice, supplying paddy to FCI, fertiliser and seeds shops and manufacturing companies and other agri-based sectors are exempted from the lockdown

The Telangana government on Tuesday extendedthe lockdown to contain the spread of COVID- 19 till May 30, an official release said.The ongoing lockdown in the state was to end on 22 May.

The ongoing lockdown which began on May 12 was supposed to end by May 22, according to an earlier official communication.

"Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to extend the lockdown in the State up to May 30. The CM spoke with the Ministers over the phone and elicited their opinion.

After receiving the opinion of the Cabinet Ministers, the CM has decided to extend the lockdown till May 30," it said.

The Chief Minister instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to issue an order on the extension of the lockdown.

As the Ministers are busy monitoring COVID-19 pandemic curtailment measures and medical services at the field level, KCR cancelled thecabinet meeting, which is scheduled on May 20, it added

The Telangana Cabinet on 11 May decided to impose a 10-day lockdown beginning May 12 from 10 AM to prevent further spread of COVID-19, with four hours of relaxation in the morning.

Telangana on Tuesday reported 3,982COVID-19 cases taking the tally to over 5.36 lakh while the toll stood at 3,012 with 27 casualties, a senior Public Health Department official said.

Works related to agriculture produce, allied sectors, works undertaken with the agriculture machines, running of rice mills, transport of the paddy and rice, supplying paddy to FCI, fertiliser and seeds shops and manufacturing companies and other agri-based sectors are exempted from the lockdown, it said.

Employees of pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment manufacturers, pharma distributors and pharmacies, all types of medical and health services, government and private hospitals, would be given special passes and are allowed with their vehicles.

The Cabinet also decided to constitute Committees with Ministers as Chairman in all the districts, along with the Collector, District Medical and Health Officers, Drug Inspectors to conduct daily review at the respective district headquarters on the pandemic.

Transportation on National Highways will be allowed while petrol pumps would be allowed to operate.

The State cabinet has instructed the DGP to strictly implement the lockdown following the Covid guidelines, the release added.

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