Hyderabad: Telangana govt will take a decision on the lockdown today
HYDERABAD: Covid -19 cases to grow rapidly, In order to decide on the subject to be imposed lockdown state, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s cabinet will meet this afternoon. To discuss the spike in the Covid-19 cases, key decisions will be made, such as making a decision on the imposition of a lockdown.
The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) recently said “there are reports that suggest that despite certain states imposing the lockdown there is no decrease in the cases. Against this backdrop, different opinions are emerging on the lockdown. Some sections are arguing in favour of the imposition of lockdown. Under these circumstances, the state cabinet would discuss the pros and cons of the lockdown and also the adverse impact it may have on the ongoing procurement of the Paddy and it will take a decision.”
Last week, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao ruled out imposition of lockdown in Telangana as it would affect the livelihoods of several crores of people apart from impacting the state revenues. The CM said in other states despite clamping lockdown there was no improvement in the situation and positive cases have not come down.
All southern states except Telangana and AP, have imposed complete lockdown. While Telangana has been implementing night curfew for the past two weeks, AP has been implementing partial lockdown from 12 noon to 6 am.