The Telangana government has decided to reopen the state completely as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic showed strong signs of receding. The government has ordered “all branches to lift all types of regulations imposed during the lockdown in full extent.”
“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.
Earlier, amid the curbs, the government had announced certain relaxations in the present phase of the restrictions. Strict curbs have been eased between 6 am and 5 pm. Also, an additional hour till 6 pm has been granted for people to reach their homes from offices. All these curbs remain suspended from tomorrow, Sunday.
The Minister was visiting Hyderabad’s Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital to see the makeshift COVID care unit that has been established by Seva Bharathi, Telangana and Saksham.
Speaking to mediapersons, he said that the medical infrastructure at both the Central and at the state level are fully equipped irrespective of whether a third Covid wave would hit or not.
Telangana, under partial curbs since April, was placed under a lockdown since May 12 after it witnessed a sharp surge in COVID-19 infections during the second pandemic wave.