Telangana CM urges PM Modi to extend lockdown for at least two more weeks

Referring to the studies that the Centre may partially elevate the present restrictions after the 21-day lock down interval, chief minister Rao stated such a transfer would undo what has been achieved in containing the unfold of up to now.

“It is not possible to implement partial restrictions on movement of people based on sectors or their activity in the country. It will be like opening the flood-gates. As we are not going to contain the spread of the dreaded pandemic by April 14, it would be better to continue the restrictions in the present form for more time in the interest of people and the country,” Rao stated.

Though the state authorities initially anticipated that the circumstances will come down to close to zero degree by April 9 in Telangana with the quarantine of overseas returnees and therapy of preliminary wave of circumstances amongst these passengers, the Markaz Nizamuddin occasion has modified scenario utterly, in accordance to the chief minister.

Numerous new coronavirus circumstances which were detected within the state previously few days have been originated from Nizamuddin occasion and more variety of circumstances are anticipated to floor within the coming days.

“About 276 people out of the total number of 364 coronavirus cases in Telangana were found to be those who had attended the Markaz event and their prime contacts. At least another 100 cases are expected to be added in coming days as 1089 people linked to this event have been identified and kept in quarantine. Few other states are facing the same challenge in terms of new coronavirus cases,” the chief minister defined whereas pitching for the extension of the present lock down.

Admitting that the financial affect of the lock down was too extreme, Rao, nevertheless, stated the safety of the lives of individuals was more essential than the adversarial financial implications of the lock down. “In the normal times the exchequer gets Rs 400-Rs 430 crore of revenues every day. Thanks to the lock down the government has received just Rs 6 crores in the first six days of this month. So I am appealing for extension of lock down with all the responsibility,” he stated.

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