Three more covid-19 cases in Telangana, count climbs to 36

South India

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government has announced a complete lockdown in the state till March 31 in view of the virus outbreak. 


Three more people in Telangana have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 36. 

According to the data updated Tuesday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 492, including 446 active cases.

Thirty-seven people have been cured/discharged/migrated. The figure also includes 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far.

The Central government has taken several steps to contain the spread of the virus, including stoppage of all incoming passenger traffic on 107 immigration check posts at all airports, seaports, land ports, rail ports, and river ports.

The Indian Railways has also cancelled all passenger train operations till March 31.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to state governments to ensure that rules and regulations of the coronavirus lockdown are enforced strictly as he noted that many people were not following the measures seriously. 

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. 

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