COVID-19: Telangana closes public places till March 31

South India

HYDERABAD: Telangana government has declared the closure of all types of public gatherings, including schools, parks, bars and clubs until March 31, as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of coronavirus.


The whole purpose of these steps is to avoid the mass gathering of people that could pose the threat of coronavirus spreading from one person to another.

Meanwhile, public transport facilities like shops and malls will continue to run normally during this period.

While briefing the cabinet decisions to media, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao appealed to the people of Telangana not to get panic. So far, the state have two confirmed cases

"Public here in Telangana should not panic. The first person who was found positive, he was treated and he got cured. A second positive case is in isolation ward in a state run hospital. Two suspected cases reports are pending”, CM said

“This virus can spread easily to people. As part of preventive measures, people should not go to public places to prevent themselves from COVID-19," Rao said.

He stated that all these measures are being taken to prevent the possible contagion of coronavirus.

The government also asked the operators of all marriage halls to not rent out their premises for the conduct of marriage functions after March 31.

Chief minister Rao also appealed to the families who have made arrangements to perform marriage functions within this month to confine the number of participants to 200 people.

Despite the closure of education institutions, the ongoing public examinations of SSC and Intermediate courses, will be completed without any interruption.


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