Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has extended ongoing lockdown till 29th May 2020 in the state amid coronavirus. Currently, India is in lockdown till 17th May as per the order by the home ministry but as an extra safety major and to stop COVID-19 spread Telangana becomes the first state to extend after 17th May.
CM K Chandrashekhar Rao said that only six districts in the state have been categorized as ‘Red Zones’ which is Suryapet, Gadwal, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal and Vikarabad. But Hyderabad and Medchal are the worst-affected cities in the state with 66 percent of the total coronavirus cases in Telangana. He also said that while the Covid-19 death rate across the country stands at 3.37 percent, in Telangana it is only 2.64 percent only.
As per the latest health bulletin by the health ministry of India, there is a total of 1096 positive cases of corona in the state in which 628 have been discharged after recovery. But still, there are 441 active cases in the state with 11 new cases. As per the chief minister’s speech lockdown in the state will keep going the same after 17th May also till 29th May 2020.