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Telangana government today extended the lockdown for 10 more days in the state starting from May 31 . The daily relaxation period extended from 6 am to 1 pm. Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao today chaired a meeting of the state cabinet has taken the decision to allow the relaxation time till 1 pm and those who go out after the relaxation time will be given another hour to reach home, i.e. until 2 pm.

Taking to Twitter to make an important announcement, KT Rama Rao the Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development wrote,"Cabinet has decided that Students going overseas for higher education will be given vaccination on priority so they can travel safely. Guidelines will be issued soon with details."

The Minister also informed about the Cabinet decision which has resolved to establish 7 medical colleges at Mahbubabad, Sangareddy, Jagtyal, Nagar Kurnool, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem and Manchirial.

Covid-19 cases in Telangana

Meanwhile, Telangana on Sunday reported 1,801 COVID-19 cases taking the tally to over 5.75 lakh while the toll stood at 3,263 with 16 casualties, a government bulletin said.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most cases with 390, followed by Rangareddy (114) and Medchal Malkajgiri (101), the bulletin said.

The state has35,042 active cases and over 61 thousand samples were tested.

The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at5,75,82 7 while with3660being cured, the total recoveries were at5,37,522.

Cumulatively, over 1.50 crore samples have been tested.

The samples tested per million population were over 4.05 lakh, the bulletin said.

The case fatality rate in the state was 0.56 per cent, while it was 1.2 per cent at the national level.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Public Health Department in a statement said show cause notices have so far been issued to 79 Hospitals for allegedly violating COVID-19 treatment norms.

As many as 10 Hospitals were barred from treating new Covid patients after completing the treatment and discharge of those presently under their care, it said.

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