KCR rules out Lockdown in Telangana


K Chandrasekhar Rao the CM of Telangana ruled out the possibility of clamping a Lockdown in the state. After coming back from the Erravalli farmhouse, KCR reviewed the Covid situation in the state and said that half of the patients were from other states and that the situation was under control.

Pointing out that 1.56 lakh positive cases were reported in government and private hospitals in the State, Chandrashekhar Rao said of these, 85 per cent had recovered.

KCR instructed officials to conduct a media briefing every day to put out the information pertaining to total positive cases, the number of people recovered and those in isolation along with the number of people undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the public domain. He instructed the Director of Health to take responsibility in this regard.

A special officer should be appointed to monitor the measures taken for the control of Covid, Chandrashekhar Rao said and instructed Principal Secretary (Finance) K Ramakrishna Rao to release required funds.

The Chief Minister said priority should be given to vaccine administration within the prescribed time to those who had already taken the first jab. He also spoke to IICT Director S Chandrasekhar over the phone and discussed the measures to be taken to stock oxygen.

Following IICT Director’s advice, KCR gave instructions to Health Department officials to purchase 500 oxygen enrichers.