Governor, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has informed that, the state is under lockdown with effect from March 23, 2020. Tamilisai interacted with e President and Vice President of India.She further informed that,

As on March 26, 44 positive cases are reported and No deaths have occurred in the state. One person was discharged and remaining all patients is stable. All of them either have foreign travel history are in contact with persons who travelled abroad.

Home Quarantine: 20,475 persons who have history of foreign travel are kept under home quarantine. 1244 have completed home quarantine as on 25.3.2020 and rest is in quarantine.

IEC Intensification: The IEC material (print / videos) is prepared in three languages and disseminated. Social media is used extensively to create awareness.

State level Control Room has been opened for 24X7 coordination. 104 Call Centre is being operated to clarify the doubts of the public and suggest the measures to be taken.

Testing: Six labs in Government Hospitals (i) Gandhi Medical College (ii) Osmania Medical College (iii) Fever Hospital and (iv) NIMS (v) Institute of Preventive Medicine and (vi) Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal. So far 1341 samples have been tested and 41 are found to be positive.

ICMR has permitted 3 private labs to do the testing (i) Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills (ii) Vijaya Diagnostics, Himayatnagar (iii) Vimta Labs, Cherlapally

Hospital Admissions: 3718 patients have reported at Gandhi Hospital, Fever Hospital and Chest Hospital for admission. Of these 940 are admitted.

756 patients are discharged after they were found to be negative. 184 patients are currently under admission.40 are COVID positive cases and remaining are awaiting test results.

Augmentation of Health Facilities: All Community Health Centres, Area Hospitals, AYUSH hospitals have been identified as Level-I hospitals (a total of 151). These facilities should have stocks of consumables like sample collection kits, PPEs, N95 masks and other disposables.

Six hospitals with ICU facilities are identified as Level-II hospitals. These facilities should have stocks of consumables like sample collection kits, PPEs, N95 masks and other disposables; Monitors, ventilators and BiPAP machines

Seven hospitals are designated as Level-III hospitals, which will have ICU facilities and facilities for multi-disciplinary treatment.

Under phase-I 4000 isolation beds and 600 ICU beds have been identified.

All necessary equipment, consumables, disposables etc are being procured. Orders have been placed for procurement of 500 ventilators, 200 BiPAP machines etc.

District Hospital, King Koti is converted as exclusive COVID-19 Hospital with 350 beds and 50 ICU beds.

23 Private Hospitals have come forward to provide isolation facilities in their hospitals.