Telangana Removes Covid Lockdown, Ends All Restrictions


Telangana on Friday reported a case positivity of just 1.14 per cent (Representational)


The Telangana government has decided to reopen the state completely as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic showed strong signs of receding. The government has ordered “all branches to lift all types of regulations imposed during the lockdown in full extent.”

“The state cabinet has decided to lift the lockdown completely. The decision has been taken to lift the lockdown by examining the reports given by medical authorities that the number of corona cases, positivity percentage has decreased significantly, corona have come into full control,” the Chief Minister’s Office posted on Facebook.

Telangana, one of the worst-hit states in the country, on Friday reported a case positivity of just 1.14 per cent. The number of daily cases was just over 1,400 in 24 hours, whereas the number of Covid-linked deaths was 12.

The reversing of the more virulent Covid wave has been attributed to the strict lockdown the state government had imposed.

The K Chandrashekar Rao government had extended the lockdown on June 9 by 10 days. However, it had eased several restrictions as the wave showed signs of waning.
The second wave of the pandemic that has killed thousands of people over the last two months and has devastated the country’s economy, is gradually receding from other parts of the country as well.

On Saturday, India reported 60,753 new cases and 1,647 deaths in 24 hours.

Many Covid-ravaged states like Maharashtra and Delhi have also relaxed the restrictions.

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