The Telangana Government has resolved to remove all the Covid restrictions in the state and open educational institutions from July 1.
The decision came on Saturday to uplift the state-wide lockdown which was put in place since the second week of May.
After officials from the Medical and Health Department suggested that the number of new infections as well as positivity rate has come down drastically and the disease was under control in the state, a decision to lift the lockdown was taken.
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A statement from the Chief Minister’s office of Telangana said that instructions have been passed on to officials in all departments to lift all the restrictions imposed during the lockdown.
The government has also instructed the Education Department to reopen all categories of educational institutions across the state from July 1 after which the students will be allowed to attend classes physically.
However, the government clarified that lifting of lockdown should not lead to any negligent behaviour. People should continue wearing masks, maintain physical distance, and ensure personal hygiene to curtail the spread of the virus, the CMO added. Urging the people to follow the guidelines prepared by the government, the cabinet sought full support and cooperation from the people.
According to reports, the Education Department has been asked to prepare instructions and guidelines regarding compulsory attendance of the students, online classes, and other related matters.