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Telangana lockdown extension news 2021 update: The State has been under lockdown since May 12 and would go on upto May 30.
Telangana lockdown extension news 2021 update: Telangana Cabinet will meet on May 30 to discuss several issues, including the extension of the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVD-19, according to a report by news agency PTI.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to hold the State Cabinet meeting on May 30 (Sunday) at 2 PM," an official press release said on Wednesday.
In the meeting, the Cabinet would discuss about agriculture - crops in the State, the ongoing paddy procurement process, availability of seeds and fertilisers, curbing the supply of spurious seeds - coronavirus, lockdown and other subjects, the release said.
The State has been under lockdown since May 12 and would go on upto May 30.
It has been witnessing a steady drop in COVID-19 cases for the past few days.
Meanwhile, continuing to witness a decline in daily fresh infections, Telangana on Wednesday clocked 3,762 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally to over 5.63 lakh, while the toll stood at 3,189 with 20 more deaths. The total number of cumulative cases in the state stood at5,63,903 and with3,816being cured, the total recoveries were at5,22,082.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 528, followed by Rangareddy (229) and Nalgonda (218), a government bulletin said.
The state has38,632 active cases and over 91 thousand samples were tested. Telangana Public Health Director G Srinivasa Raotold a press conference that a downward trend is being witnessed in the daily cases and by next month the situation will ease.
"There is a chance that Telangana will come out of the second wave and in the next one week to ten days the situation will ease," the official said. Cumulatively, over 1.49 crore samples have been tested.
The samples tested per million population was over 3.96 lakh, the bulletin said. The case fatality rate and recovery rates in the state were 0.56 per cent and 92.58 per cent respectively.
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