Covid-19 lockdown in Telangana prolonged until Might 29, says CM Ok Chandrashekar Rao – telangana

The Telangana authorities on Tuesday introduced extension of lockdown until Might 29, however the extension declared by the Union authorities until Might 17 to comprise the unfold of Covid-19 throughout the nation.

A call to this impact was taken on the 7-hour lengthy marathon state cupboard assembly within the night.

Chatting with reporters after the cupboard assembly, chief minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao stated the choice to increase the lockdown in Telangana until Might 29 was taken with a view to make sure that the complete state would come out of Covid-19 by then.

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“As per the Central authorities tips, six districts – Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medchal, Vikarabad, Suryapet and Warangal (city) are in purple zones. Whereas 18 districts are in orange zone, 9 others are in inexperienced zone. In one other 11 days, all of the 18 orange zone districts would flip into inexperienced zones,” he stated.

Out of six purple zone districts, three districts would additionally flip into orange zones. The remaining three districts- Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medchal are nonetheless in peril zones, as they account for 66 per cent of the full variety of optimistic circumstances and 86 per cent of the deaths as a result of Covid-19.

“So, we wish to implement lockdown in these areas; therefore, we’ve got determined to increase lockdown until Might 29 in order to safeguard the state from the dreaded illness,” KCR stated.

The chief minister stated the cupboard determined to restart the financial exercise with fast impact in orange and inexperienced zones. Although the Centre has allowed sure exercise even within the purple zones, Telangana wouldn’t permit it beneath any circumstances and no store can be allowed to open.

“Beginning Wednesday, building exercise can resume. Cement and metal sellers can restart their retailers. So will likely be {hardware}, electrical, agrilculture-related retailers like tractor spare elements, fertilisers, seeds and pesticide retailers,” he stated.

The chief minister additionally introduced resumption of all 2,200-odd liquor retailers throughout Telangana besides in 15 containment zones. “The choice was taken within the wake of resumption of liquor shops within the neighbouring states and in addition to stop illicit brewing of nation liquor,” he stated.

He introduced enhancement of liquor costs by a median of 16 per cent, besides on cheaper manufacturers of alcohol whose value will likely be enhanced by 11 per cent. The retailers will stay open solely from 10 am to six pm.

The chief minister stated all the opposite retailers allowed by the Centre can be opened in orange and inexperienced zones. “All retailers within the rural areas, ranging from villages to dam headquarters, will stay open. In municipalities, 50 per cent of the retailers will likely be allowed to open each alternate day with staggered timings,” he introduced.

KCR stated he would maintain a high-level assembly once more on Might 15 and overview the choices after assessing the scenario in different cities and states within the nation and in addition in 27 districts in inexperienced and orange zones in Telangana.

“We now have seen how chaotic scenario was in cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and many others, the place police needed to resort to lathicharge to regulate the scenario. We will overview the scenario on Might 15 and shall not hesitate to revoke these relaxations, if mandatory,” he stated.

KCR stated the federal government places of work would re-start from Wednesday. Whereas Stamps and Registration division will run with 100 per cent employees and land transactions would resume. Sand mining and car registrations would additionally resume, he stated.

The cupboard additionally determined to finish eight pending examinations of Class 10 in all the faculties within the state. The spot valuation for Class 11 and 12 examinations would additionally begin from Wednesday, he stated, including that subsequent tutorial yr can be determined later.

The cupboard determined to make preparations for the transportation of migrant labourers from Telangana to their respective states. “We made preparations for 40 trains a day however the different states needed us to go sluggish as a result of they must make preparations for taking the migrant employees to their respective native villages. In the present day, we organized 11 trains for them, every carrying 1200 passengers. We will make transport preparations for remainder of them sooner or later,” he stated.

He, nonetheless, appealed to the migrant labourers to remain again in Telangana, as financial exercise was going to renew instantly.

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