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K Chandrashekar Rao-led Telangana government has decided to impose big salary cuts in view of the coronavirus outbreak which has impacted the state's economy. The decisions announced were taken at a high-level review meeting chaired by Telangana chief minister. The chief minister is taking a 75 per cent salary cut, along with his cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, state corporation chairpersons and local bodies representatives, news agency ANI reported citing Telangana Chief Minister's Office office.

"There will be a 75% cut on the salaries of the Chief Minister, state cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, State Corporation Chairpersons, & local bodies representatives in view of the financial state of Telangana, due to #COVID19 pandemic: Telangana Chief Minister's Office (CMO)," ANI tweeted.

The cumulative tally of coronavirus cases in Telangana stood at 61, with 6 new positive cases emerging on Monday. The state has reported 2 deaths due to COVID-19.

On Sunday, K Chandrashekar Rao had said that Telangana will be coronavirus-free by 7 April, ANI reported. "After April 7, there will be no coronavirus patients if no new cases are reported from now. Self-control is very important in this lockdown period," he said.

Telangana has intensified measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. Apart from imposition of a total lockdown, the state has beefed up surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of the disease.

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