COVID-19: Telangana Cabinet decides to lift lockdown completely

Telangana government on Saturday announced to lift the lockdown which was imposed due to COVID-19. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting and it was decided to reopen the state completely as the positivity rate has gone down.

"The state cabinet has decided to lift the lockdown completely. The decision has been taken to lift the lockdown by examining the reports given by medical authorities that the number of corona cases, positivity percentage has decreased significantly, corona have come into full control," the Chief Minister's Office posted on Facebook.

The Telangana government on June 8 had extended the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 by another 10 days with relaxations from 6 AM to 6 PM every day.

Bordering areas such as Khammam, Nalgonda and Nagarjuna Sagar among others, were allowed to have relaxation up to 2 PM only, given the intensity of the number of cases daily.

The state cabinet had decided to extend the lockdown in the Telangana for another ten days. The cabinet had also decided to give relaxation from 6 am to 5 PM during the lock down and give one-hour grace period till 6 PM for people to reach home," it said.

The cabinet instructed the police to enforce the lockdown rules strictly from 6 PM till 6 AM next day, it said.

Telangana on Friday reported 1,417 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,10,834, while the toll rose to 3,546 with 12 more fatalities.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 149, followed by Rangareddy (104) and Khammam (93) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM on Friday.

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