Telangana announces lockdown from May 12 to May 21

The choice was taken within the cupboard assembly known as by CM KCR on Might 11.

The Telangana cupboard has determined to impose a lockdown within the state in a vital cupboard assembly held at Pragati Bhavan, Chief Minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao’s camp workplace. The lockdown will likely be imposed from Might 12, Wednesday, for a interval of 10 days till Might 21. Based on a word issued by the state authorities, retailers and different actions will likely be allowed solely from 6 am to 10 am. The cupboard has additionally determined to name for world tenders for the acquisition of vaccines. The choice comes days after CM KCR mentioned there will likely be no lockdown within the state as it’ll cripple the financial system.

Earlier within the day, a two-judge panel of the Telangana Excessive Courtroom comprising Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy expressed disappointment and nervousness about COVID-19 administration within the state when in comparison with different states. Chief Justice Hima Kohli noticed that within the earlier assembly despite indicating extension of night time curfew and imposing weekend curfew, no motion was taken. The courtroom additionally noticed that, “the present night time curfew may be very beauty in nature.”

On Monday night, a word from the CMO mentioned that CM KCR has known as for a cupboard assembly to debate the surge of COVID-19 circumstances within the state and to resolve whether or not the state ought to impose a lockdown. The word learn, “There are reviews that recommend that regardless of sure states imposing the lockdown there is no such thing as a lower within the circumstances. In opposition to this backdrop, completely different opinions are rising on the lockdown. Some sections are arguing in favour of the imposition of lockdown. Beneath these circumstances, the State cupboard would talk about the professionals and cons of the lockdown and likewise the hostile influence it could have on the continued procurement of the Paddy and it’ll take a choice”, the assertion learn.

Even whereas different south Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala have imposed a lockdown to examine the surge of COVID-19 circumstances, Telangana had earlier dominated out any such chance citing a lack of income. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Director of Public Well being G Srinivas Rao and different officers from the well being division have been categorically saying that the state has no plans of imposing a lockdown. 

CM KCR, who lately recovered from COVID-19, held a overview assembly with officers concerning the prevailing well being disaster. Following the assembly he conveyed that the federal government has no plans for a lockdown because the transfer will have an effect on each public life in addition to the state’s financial system.  

The federal government determined to impose an evening curfew within the state after the Telangana Excessive Courtroom recommended that some step be taken to examine the rising circumstances within the state. Th night time curfew from 9pm to 5am each night time will likely be in place till Might 15.

In the meantime, Telangana reported 4,826 circumstances on Monday and 32 deaths. The state presently has 62,797 energetic COVID-19 circumstances.

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