Lockdown extended in Telangana up to June 9; relaxation from | Live Newspaper Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: The state cabinet chaired by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday decided to extend the lockdown in Telangana for another 10-days, from May 31 to to June 9.
The cabinet also decided to increase the relaxation window from 6am to 1pm. Earlier, this window was only for four hours between 6am and 10am. This was done following representations from almost all the sectors and sections of society to increase the relaxation window as only a four hour duration was resulting in the people crowding the markets without maintaining the crucial social distance Covid-19 guideline.

For those who go out to purchase groceries and finish off their work by 1pm, a grace period of one hour i.e. up to 2pm would be given. But the lock down would be strictly implemented from 2pm to 6am the next day, the Cabinet decided.
Municipal minister KT Rama Rao tweeted that the cabinet meeting also consented for limited revival of economic activity. The guidelines will be issued soon. Students going overseas for higher education will be given vaccination on priority so they can travel safely.
KTR stated that the cabinet has resolved to establish seven medical colleges at Mahbubabad, Sangareddy, Jagtial, Nagar Kurnool, Wanaparthy, Kothagudem and Mancherial. Prior to the formation of Telangana state, only four government medical colleges were there in the undivided state. From 2014 to 2018, CM KCR has established five and now seven more to come up, he added.


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