Hyderabad: In order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Telangana has imposed a 10-day lockdown across the state from Wednesday (May 12).
“The State cabinet has decided to impose lockdown in the State from 10 am on May 12 (Wednesday) for ten days. However, there would be relaxation for all the activities from 6 AM to 10 AM daily. The Cabinet also decided to invite Global tenders for the procurement of the vaccine”, informed a release by Telangana CMO.
The state cabinet chaired by chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao made the call after going over the issue of lockdown imposition and other issues. Ultimately, the Cabinet decided to impose a statewide lockdown for 10 days from 10 am on Wednesday, May 12.
However, there will also be relaxation for the needs of the people from 6 am to 10 am every day. During this time, all shops are permitted to be open for only 4 hours. However, the lockdown will be in action for the remaining 20 hours.
The cabinet will once again reconvene on May 20 to review the matter of extending the lockdown and take further decision.
India’s COVID-19 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.
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.