Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Saturday announced to entirely to lift the lockdown that is in place, after taking into consideration the drop in the COVID-19 positivity rate in the state.
A decision to this effect was taken in an emergency cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to review the pandemic situation in the state. The cabinet examined reports submitted by the medical and health department officials stating that the number of Covid-19 cases in the State and the positivity rate had declined significantly.
A statement from the CMO said that the situation is entirely under control now. The Cabinet also directed the officials of all the departments to completely lift all the regulations imposed during the lockdown.
The lockdown in Telangana state was first imposed on May 12 with four hours of relaxation. Later, it was extended till May 30.
From May 31 to June 9, the relaxation was given from 6 am to 2 pm. While extending lockdown till June 19, the relaxation time was increased allowing the people to buy essentials from 6 am to 5 pm with one additional hour for people to reach home from offices.