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Telangana Cabinet to meet today on COVID-19 lockdown in state

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Cabinet is set to meet on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan at 2 pm to go over the coronavirus situation in the state.

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A child wearing a COVID19/coronavirus protective mask in front of a mural (Source: Xinhua)

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Cabinet is set to meet on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan at 2 pm to go over the coronavirus situation in the state.

The Cabinet will discuss the rapid surge of the COVID-19 cases in Telangana and make a call on the imposition of state-wide lockdown, according to the Chief Minister’s Office.

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The State cabinet will go over the pros and cons of the lockdown during today’s meeting.

“There are reports that suggest that despite certain states imposing the lockdown there is no decrease in the cases. Against this backdrop, different opinions are emerging on the lockdown. Some sections are arguing in favour of the imposition of lockdown. Under these circumstances, the State cabinet would discuss the pros and cons of the lockdown and also the adverse impact it may have on the ongoing procurement of the Paddy and it will take a decision,” it added.

COVID-19 India crisis

After recording more than 4-lakh COVID cases for four consecutive day till Sunday, India reported more than 3,29,000 new infections in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the country recorded 3,29,942 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning. A significant decrease of nearly 36,000 cases was seen from a previous day high of 3,66,161 infections on May 10. 

These new COVID-19 cases has pushed the country’s total tally to 2,26,62,575 in the country as on May 11.

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As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, more than 3,800 deaths were reported in India. As per the ministry, as many as 3,876 mortalities were reported, an increase from previous day in the last 24 hours. On Monday, 3,754 deaths due to the novel coronavirus was reported. With more than 3,800 deaths the total death tally in the country rose to 2,49,992 lives lost to date.

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