Telangana CM Chandrashekhar Rao hopes covid-19 cases may drop with effective lockdown implementation

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With effective implementation of the lockdown, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed confidence that the spread of COVID-19 will soon decrease in the State. 

 

The CM held a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday over the coronavirus and lockdown situation in the state. 

The review meeting was held following the day-long field visit of Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP M Mahender Reddy and other senior officials to the districts of Suryapet, Jogulamba Gadwal and Vikarabad.

"A high-level officials team visited Suryapet, Gadwal, Vikarabad districts to examine the implementation of measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus at the field level," read an official statement.

The officials briefed him about the implementation of lockdown and functioning of quarantine facilities and treatment being given to the Covid-19 patients. 

"We have identified all those who have the coronavirus infection. We have prepared a contact list of those who came in contact with these people and conducted tests on them," the statement quoted Rao as saying.

During the meeting, a team of health officials informed him that spread of coronavirus was showing signs of decline in the State.

Chief Minister Rao said containment zones were created in the state.

"We have strictly not allowed anyone from the containment centres to go out nor allowed anyone from entering the centres", he said.

Rao said people who came in contact with the COVID-19 patients have been placed in quarantined.

"Due to this, we could successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus. On the other hand, lockdown is being implemented successfully in the state. People are also cooperating. If people continue to extend their support like this and follow the conditions, regulations imposed by lockdown and at the containment centres, we will certainly get a good result," the CM added.

On Sunday, Telangana government decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 7. The state had earlier extended the lockdown till April 30. Though the Centre subsequently extended the nation-wide lockdown by May 3, the state cabinet decided to extend it further by four days.

With this, Telangana became the first state to extend the line by another four days, as COVID-19 positive cases continue to surge in the state.

Telangana has so far reported 945 positive cases including 194 cured or discharged and 23 deaths.

 

With inputs from ANI

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