The Telangana government on Tuesday extended the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 by another 10 days.
Moreover, there have been relaxations made from 6 AM to 6 PM every day from June 9 to 19.
The Telangana Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao met today to take a final call on the extension of Covid-induced lockdown.
Bordering areas such as Khammam, Nalgonda, and Nagarjuna Sagar among others, will continue to have relaxation up to 2 PM only, given the intensity of the number of cases daily, an official release said.
“The state cabinet has decided to extend the lockdown in Telangana for another ten days. The cabinet also decided to give relaxation from 6 am to 5 PM during the lock down and give one-hour grace period till 6 PM for people to reach home,” it said.
The cabinet instructed the police to enforce the lockdown rules strictly from 6 PM till 6 AM next day, it said.
Presently the lockdown is being relaxed every day from 6 Am to 1 PM and a grace period of one hour, up to 2 PM, for the people to reach homes.
As of June 8 , Telangana has over 24,000 active COVID-19 cases.