Coronavirus cases in Telangana rise to 77, report 2nd Death

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  • There are 61 active cases of Coronavirus in Telangana, out of which 15 are from Hyderabad.
  • 11 patients tested negative in the final screening and will be discharged on Monday.
  • A 74-year-old man with travel history to Delhi died at a private hospital on Saturday.
Telangana reported three new cases of Coronavirus in the state on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 70. This was revealed by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao during a press conference. He further added that 11 patients have tested negative for Coronavirus in the final screening and will be discharged.

The Chief Minister said that with the discharge of 11 patients, 58 people would remain under treatment in hospitals. He added that apart from 76-year-old patient, others were all stable.

A 74-year-old man died on Saturday at a private hospital due to pneumonia. Later, a test revealed that the man had Coronavirus.

The Chief Minister has earlier said that most of the positive cases in the state had travel history to various foreign countries. He also appealed to the people to cooperate with the government's lockdown to help control the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

The Telangana government has said that till date, all the patients in the state have a history of travel or contact with a person who has tested positive for Coronavirus. It has stressed that there is no evidence of local transmission yet.

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Telangana requests Bihar to send workers

At a time when migrant workers from several states were returning home due to nation-wide Coronavirus lockdown, Telangana has urged Bihar to send back the workers that are employed in rice mills in Telangana. Rao said if necessary he would talk to the Centre to arrange few special trains to bring back the Bihari migrant workers.

With Telangana gearing up to procure record 1.05 crore tonnes of paddy from farmers at designated procurement centres in villages in view of the lockdown, the authorities believe the task can't be completed without labourers from Bihar who do the work.

KCR said despite the crisis, the government had made available Rs 30,000 crore for procurement of paddy and maize. He claimed that no other state has taken such a step.

Telangana government to give ₹500 and 12 kg rice to every migrant worker

The government of Telangana on Sunday announced that it will provide 12 kg rice and ₹500 cash to each of the 3.5 lakh migrant labourers from other states. "You came to serve this state. You are the partners in development of this state. We treat you as our brothers and children." he said

Telangana can handle 60,000 cases of Coronavirus

During the press conference, the Telangana Chief Minister said that the while such a situation will not arise in Telangana, the state is capable of handling 60,000 coronavirus cases.

Doctor couple tests positive

On March 26, four people tested positive for Coronavirus in Telangana. This includes a doctor couple, both of whom tested positive for the deadly disease. Four people from Yashoda Hospital have been put under quarantine. Apart from this, two other cases were reported in the state on Thursday. The other two patients had travel history to Delhi.

Govt announces night curfew

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in a press conference announced a nighttime curfew in the state from 7 pm to 6 am during the lockdown period to help control the spread of the deadly disease.

The CM instructed all shop owners in the state to close their shops at 6 pm every day.

Chief Minister warns about shoot at sight orders

The Chief Minister asked people to stay at home and not defy the lockdown. He also warned that if people continue to violate lockdown orders, the state government would not hesitate to impose 24-hour curfew during the lockdown period and give shoot at sight orders to the police.

He further said that if people do not cooperate with the police, the government may be forced to call in the army like the US.

Red Zones declared in Karimnagar

Ten Islamic preachers from Indonesia tested positive for Coronavirus earlier this month in Karimnagar. The group was spotted in Karimnagar and the police asked them to get tested for Coronavirus.

As per health minister Etela Rajender, the 10-member group reached New Delhi and took the Sampark Kranti Express to reach Ramagundam on March 14. The Islamic preachers then travelled to Karimnagar and stayed there in a mosque for two nights.

The Karimnagar district administration declared areas where the Indonesians had moved extensively as ‘Red Zones’ and cordoned off the localities. Residents of these areas have been instructed not to come out of their house.

The government has started providing essential items such as milk, vegetables, rice, etc. to the residents with the help of local supermarkets.

See also:
Coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh
Coronavirus cases in Gujarat
Coronavirus cases in Bihar
Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh
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