Telangana lockdown news update: The Telangana Cabinet on Tuesday announced to extend the Covid-induced lockdown for another 10 days. However, the curfew relaxation period has been extended till 6 PM now. The goverment has also decided that shops and other business establishments will shut down by 5 PM, but people will be given a grace period of one hour more till 6 PM to reach home.
The decisions were made during a Cabinet meeting headed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. The present lockdown was scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 9.
Situation in the state amidst the Corona, medical and health, agriculture operations, the economic situation in the state due to lockdown and other issues were also discussed in the Cabinet meeting.
The Cabinet also dwelled on the preventive measures to be taken by the medical and health department and its readiness to face the third wave of COVID-19, if any.
The Cabinet discussed the impact of lockdown on the state's economy.
Telangana on Tuesday recorded 1,897 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 5,95,000, while the toll rose to 3,409 with 15 more deaths, as 2,982 people recovered from the disease.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 182 followed by Khammam (163) and Nalgonda (151) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing information as of 5.30 PM on Tuesday.
(With inputs from agencies)