COVID-19: Telangana CM Chandrashekar Rao to convene high-level emergency meeting today

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HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has decided to convene a high-level emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.


Earlier, the Chief Minister had urged people to stay away from festivals and celebrations which would involve group activity.

In the emergency and high-level meeting, some more preventive measures will be declared.

As per the Telangana CMO report, all district collectors, police commissioners, SPs are invited in the meeting at Pragati Bhavan.

Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, Panchayat Raj Minister E Dayakar Rao, Ministers from Hyderabad, Mohammed Ali, Srinivas Yadav, Sabita Indrareddy, Malla Reddy, Deputy Speaker Padma Rao, Principal Secretaries of Medical and Health, Panchayat Raj, Municipal Administration, Commissioners have also been invited.

The Chief Minister has urged people in the state to be on alert, as people who travelled from Indonesia to Karimnagar have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Telangana CMO stated further stated that all those coming from abroad should undergo tests.

"People also should be on alert and inform the authorities about those coming from abroad. People should also take measures for their personal health. The Chief Minister has instructed the officials concerned to allow people coming from abroad to go home only after they went through the complete check up. The state government had already implementing week day and 15-day action plan to prevent spread of the virus," it said.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 130 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 

COVID-19, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019, is the name of the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the Coronavirus family with crown-shaped spikes on its surfaces. The name of the disease was given by the World Health Organisation.


With inputs from ANI

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