Hyderabad: The Telangana authorities on Tuesday determined to increase the lockdown until Could 29, saying it could’t take the danger by lifting it at a time when the state has made appreciable progress in controlling the unfold of Covid-19. Thus, Telangana grew to become the primary state within the nation to increase the lockdown past Could 17 introduced by the Centre final week.
Chief Minister Okay. Chandrashekhar Rao made the announcement at a information convention on Tuesday evening after the state cupboard assembly.
The lockdown within the state was to finish on Could 7 however the cupboard determined to increase it by one other 22 days. The state authorities additionally determined to not give any relaxations in Hyderabad and 5 different purple zone districts.
The Chief Minister mentioned whereas the rules issued by the Centre permitting financial exercise in orange and inexperienced zones will probably be adopted, no exercise will probably be allowed in Hyderabad and different purple zone districts besides the development exercise.
“Only cement, steel, hardware and electrical shops will be allowed to open in red zone districts,” he mentioned.
KCR, as Rao is popularly recognized, introduced that whereas all outlets can open in Mandal headquarters and villages, solely 50 per cent outlets will probably be allowed to open in municipal cities in inexperienced and orange districts. The outlets can stay open from 10 a.m. to six p.m.
The Chief Minister made it clear that evening curfew will proceed throughout the state with none leisure. KCR mentioned he would evaluation the state of affairs on Could 15 and resolve whether or not to offer relaxations in purple zones or not.
The Chief Minister mentioned the state on Tuesday reported 11 new Covid-19 instances, taking the tally to 1,096. He mentioned 43 individuals have been discharged on Tuesday. With this, the variety of lively instances stands at 439.
In the meantime, the Centre has introduced to facilitate their return on compelling grounds in a phased method from Could 7 on fee foundation.
The Union Ministry of Dwelling Affairs made the announcement, informing that the journey could be organized by plane and naval ships and a normal working process (SOP) has been ready on this regard.
Indian Embassies and Excessive Commissions are getting ready a listing of distressed Indian residents and the power could be made out there on fee foundation, a press release issued by the Dwelling Ministry mentioned.
In response to the assertion, “Non-scheduled commercial flights would be arranged for air travel and the travel would begin in a phased manner from May 7.”
“Medical screening of the passengers would be done before they board the flight and only the asymptomatic passengers would be allowed to travel,” it mentioned.
Throughout the journey, all these passengers must comply with the protocols, such because the well being pointers issued by the Well being Ministry and the Civil Aviation Ministry.