Hyderabad: The Telangana Cabinet on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for another 10 days with a break from 6am to 1pm daily. The current lockdown would have ended on Sunday.
The Cabinet has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown in the state for another 10 days from Monday (May 31), an official statement from the office of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said.
The Cabinet meeting was held in Hyderabad to discuss a number of issues, including escalating the lockdown.
For those who go out to shop for groceries and finish their work in the early afternoon, give a grace period of one hour, according to the Cabinet on Sunday.
Prior to the meeting, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, in a tweet, urged KCR not to prolong the lockdown by calling it not a way to combat COVID-19 and said it would be too long. solution to the pandemic is universal vaccination.
@TelanganaCMO is strongly urged not to extend the lockdown. If the goal is to reduce human overcrowding, we might consider night curfews (6 pm onwards) or mini-lockdowns for COVID clusters. Even expecting 3.5 crore people to survive weeks with a 4-hour lockdown break isn’t really fair, Owaisi said in a series of tweets.
The Hyderabad MP said as such, COVID-19 cases were declining in Telangana even before the lockdown was announced from May 12.