No Lockdown in Telangana, says Chief Minister KCR

The CM said that the COVID-19 cases in the state are under control

By Bhavana Sharma, May 07, 2021 07:04 IST

The entire country is suffering from the second wave of COVID-19 and many states are already under strict lockdown.
There are a lot of speculations that the entire Country will go under lockdown for a few days to break the chain of the fast-spreading of COVID-19.
But the government of Telangana has made it very clear that there will be no lockdown imposed in the state amidst the second wave. An official statement from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has been released and it reads that the CM doesn't want the economy of the state to go for a toss that it would create havoc in the life of a common man.
'If these people (workers) are dislocated once again it will be a huge loss to the state as Telangana needs a huge number of workers during the harvesting season. What will happen to farmers (if they don't get laborers)? By imposing lockdown, the government itself would be creating havoc,' an official release quoted the Chief Minister as saying.
'Keeping in mind the past experiences, the state government has decided not to impose lockdown,' it added.
The CM appealed to people to be self-disciplined and adhere to the Covid-19 rules to prevent the spread of the disease.
It is said that KCR speaks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone where he requested that the allotted quota of antiviral drug remdesivir should be released to the state immediately.
He said the state was receiving only 4,900 injections of remdesivir and the same has to be increased to 25,000.

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