No plans of lockdown in Telangana, chief secy reiterates, | Sidnaz Blog

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HYDERABAD: The government on Wednesday said it has no plans to impose a lockdown and urged people to maintain calm and follow Covid protocols. Speaking to TOI, chief secretary Somesh Kumar said the campaign in social media and other platforms, saying the government would go for a lockdown is incorrect.
“This is wrong and creating panic among people, and leading to an artificial shortage of essentials. The Covid-19 situation in the state is stable and under control, but there is no such meeting on lockdown,” he said. Kumar said that the situation in other states where lockdown was imposed is different, but things are under control in Telangana. “Don’t panic and rush to testing centres. Wear masks and stay at home,” Kumar urged.
Earlier, home minister Mahmood Ali told reporters that CM K Chandrasekhar Rao was not interested in a lockdown as poor people suffer a lot. “Based on the situation after the night curfew and as per health department’s recommendations, the CM will take a decision on these issues after April 30,” the home minister said. Director of public health Dr G Srinivasa Rao said he did not foresee any steep growth in the number of cases and focus was more on enforcing individual discipline.


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