One more death of covid-19 in Telangana & 15 more test positive
Total there are 725 positive active covid-19 cases in Telangana, while 194 have been discharged post treatment.
One more person died due to the novel coronavirus (covid-19) on Wednesday, 23rd April 2020 in Telangana, taking the state’s total casualties to 24. And also 15 more people have tested positive for covid-19 in the Telangana state, out of which 10 were from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area. By this, the total covid-19 cases number in Telangana stands at 943.
According to state government, there are a total of 725 active covid-19 cases in Telangana, while 194 have been discharged post treatment. Out of total cases, a good chunk are from Hyderabad and its surrounding areas (GHMC), which has resulted in many containment zones being set up across the city.
On Tuesday, 22 April 2020, Telangana chief secretary Mr. Somesh Kumar has passed an order, stating that only primary contacts of those who have tested positive for covid-19 will be brought to government identified quarantine centres and their samples will be taken for testing. The asymptomatic second contacts will not be tested, but will instead be placed in strict home quarantine for 28 days and will also be monitored daily.
56 persons were tested positive for covid-19 in Telangana on Tuesday. While last week, about 300-odd cases had been detected. The GHMC has set up a centralized cell and stated that the donors to handover food and other essential items to officials, as authorities have noticed that crowds had been gathering during food distribution across the city. In Hyderabad and its surrounding areas, over 150 containment zones have been set up to contain the virus.
Last week, Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) had announced that the ongoing lock down will continue till 7th May 2020 instead of 3rd May 2020. By this, about two weeks of Ramzan will pass quietly this year. Deputy mayor of GHMC, Baba Fasiuddin appealed to the Muslim Community on Monday to perform prayers at home only and also asked them not to gather in large number during prayers.
Typically in Ramzan, GHMC authorities along with officials from the electricity department and the water board undertake various tasks to handle the lakhs of people who visit the Old City. Other major restaurants also witness huge crowds, especially for Haleem, for which they apply for permissions to set-up temporary brick-ovens to prepare the dish.