From Our Bureau
11th May 2020
There was a spurt in COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day with 79 fresh cases reported in Telangana on Monday, taking the State’s total to 1,275 confirmed cases. The death toll remained at 30, with no fresh fatality reported in the last 24 hours. As many as 801 patients were discharged after recovery so far and 444 active confirmed cases are in the hospitals now, according to official status update.
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare said that in view of Covid-19 global pandemic, the State of Telangana has strengthened surveillance, contact tracing and containment measures against the possible spread of disease. All the 79 new positive cases were reported in GHMC area on Monday.
The three districts with zero positive cases till date are Warangal (Rural), Yadadri and Wanaparthy. The list of 26 districts in the State with zero positive cases since the past 14 days includes Karimnagar, Sircilla, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Bhupalpally, Sangareddy, Nagarkurnool, Mulugu, Peddapally, Siddipet, Mahbubabad, Mancherial, Bhadradri, Vikarabad, Nalgonda, Asifabad, Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet, Narayanpet, Warangal (Urban), Janagoan, Gadwal and Nirmal.
KCR instructs officials
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials to plan a strategy for the people to live with Corona even while implementing measures to contain the virus. “No one knows how long Corona will be in existence. Hence, despite the presence of Corona, a perfect strategy and plan should be made to lead the lives,” he observed.
The CM held a review meeting here at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday on measures taken to contain the Virus and implementation of the lockdown. Home Minister Mehmood Ali, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, Special Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Ms Shanta Kumari and others participated.
“Please take fool-proof methods to contain spread of Corona virus. Give the best service to the Corona Virus positive patients as is done now. Conduct tests on those who came in contact with the positive persons. Implement Quarantine procedure so that the virus does not spread from person to person,” he told the officials. “We are ready with all the equipment, medicines, and facilities. We will respond properly from the medical side and there is no doubt about that,” he added.
“While continuing our fight with Corona, we have to be ready in other aspects too. Some economic activity should take place. There are certain relaxations in the Green and Orange zones. The officials should study in depth on how to give relaxations in future, what kind of strategy to be implemented in which zone? What should be allowed and what should not be allowed? What measures to be taken in Hyderabad? How to act in other districts? What precautions that the people should take? What sectors should be given the relaxations. On what issues there should be strict conditions?,” he pointed out and wanted the officials to give a report on these issues. (eom)