Telangana announces lockdown from May 12 to May 22

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

The Telangana cupboard has determined to impose a lockdown within the state in an important cupboard assembly held at Pragati Bhavan, Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao’s camp workplace. The lockdown can be imposed from Could 12, Wednesday, for a interval of 10 days till Could 22. In accordance with a word issued by the state authorities, outlets and different actions can 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 stated there can be no lockdown within the state as it is going to cripple the economic system.

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

On Monday night, a word from the CMO stated that CM KCR has known as for a cupboard assembly to debate the surge of COVID-19 instances within the state and to resolve whether or not the state ought to impose a lockdown. The word learn, “There are studies that recommend that regardless of sure states imposing the lockdown there isn’t a lower within the instances. Towards this backdrop, completely different opinions are rising on the lockdown. Some sections are arguing in favour of the imposition of lockdown. Underneath these circumstances, the State cupboard would talk about the professionals and cons of the lockdown and in addition the hostile impression it might have on the continued procurement of the Paddy and it’ll take a call”, the assertion learn.

Even whereas different south Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala have imposed a lockdown to test the surge of COVID-19 instances, 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 just 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 economic system.  

The federal government determined to impose an evening curfew within the state after the Telangana Excessive Court docket prompt that some step be taken to test the rising instances within the state. Th night time curfew from 9pm to 5am each night time can be in place till Could 15.

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

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