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Telangana govt won't impose lockdown, ramping up testing to curb COVID-19 surge, says K Chandrasekhar Rao

Talking within the Meeting, the chief minister stated that there can be no closure of industries within the state and there was no have to really feel anxious

File picture of TRS president and Telangana chief minister Ok Chandrashekar Rao. PTI

Hyderabad: The Telangana authorities won’t impose a lockdown to examine the unfold of COVID-19 , however was taking all steps to manage it like ramping up testing, Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao stated on Friday.

He additionally urged the individuals to observe authorities tips like sporting masks, sustaining social distancing and avoiding mass gatherings.

“I wish to clearly inform the individuals of the state that we’ll not impose a lockdown. There will likely be no closure of industries. There isn’t any have to really feel anxious,” he stated, talking within the Legislative Meeting.

The chief minister stated some individuals from movie business not too long ago met him, expressing concern over a doable lockdown, as a number of movies, together with some huge finances ones, had been beneath manufacturing.

Observing that Telangana is likely one of the greatest performing states within the nation in coping with the pandemic, he stated the state authorities had not too long ago ramped up testing following a contemporary rise in COVID-19 instances.

All steps, together with offering vaccines given by the Centre to all states, of which Telangana was getting its share, are being taken, he stated.

In view of the doable enhance in instances in some academic establishments (the place clusters had been detected not too long ago), all of them have been briefly closed, he stated.

Rao identified that the prime minister was additionally holding video conferences on COVID-19 as a part of steps to examine its unfold. He stated although the pandemic has induced an adversarial affect on financial progress, Telangana was in a greater place in comparison with different states.

Telangana logged a file 518 new infections on Thursday, the best this yr, persevering with the upward pattern. Rao, who was replying to the talk on appropriation payments, stated the state has achieved progress in all sectors.

He stated the salaries of the staff of state-run Street Transport Company (RTC) can be enhanced quickly. The state authorities had on Monday introduced 30 p.c fitment for all authorities staff and lecturers.

Rao additionally stated the state is in 25th place within the nation in money owed. The state can be reaping the advantages of loans obtained as the federal government spent funds closely on capital expenditure, together with irrigation tasks and others, he stated.

The Legislative Meeting was adjourned sine die after the appropriation payments had been handed.

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