The Telangana Government is mulling on options imposing lockdown again in Hyderabad.
The decision to impose lockdown is being considered due to the Novel Coronavirus cases increase in Hyderabad.
Since the past few days, the State witnessed a major spike in the Novel Coronavirus cases.
In the last 24 hours, 900 plus cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana, conducted a high level meeting on the 28th of June.
During the high-level review meeting, the State Government discussed the ongoing situation due the infection.
The major discussion was regarding the cases in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) which is also a hotspot for the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
According to sources, the State Government is likely to impose a 15 days lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.
Citing the example of lockdown reimposed in Chennai, KCR asked the GHMC officials to consider the idea and come up with a strategy.
Mr. Rao said, “Fresh lockdown was imposed in Chennai to contain the virus spread and several other Indian cities were moving in (a) similar direction.” He further added, “
“Let us examine the situation keenly for two to three days. If needed (a) Cabinet will be convened in three to four days to discuss proposals for the lockdown, alternatives and other related issues and a decision will be taken.”
The meeting was organised at Pragathi Bhavan, Hyderabad, Telangana and was attended by ministers and concerned officials.
Telangana’s positive rate for the Coronavirus is at 27.7%, highest in India.
However, an official announcement regarding the lockdown is yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, Telangana reported a total of 14,419 cases of the Novel Coronavirus.
Stay tuned for further updates.