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Telangana extends lockdown by 10 days, eases time curbs | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Battling the second wave of novel coronavirus, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led state cabinet on Sunday decided to extend the lockdown in Telangana for another 10 days, from May 31 to June 9.
The existing relaxation window has been increased from 6am to 1pm, from the existing 10am deadline.

An hour’s grace period has been given up to 2pm for people who go out to buy groceries and attend other works, to return home.
The cabinet decided to allow registration of lands, properties under the stamps and registration department, and vehicles registration under transport department during working days.
Medical and health department officials informed the cabinet that Covid-19 cases are on the decline in the state. The health secretary was told to visit Khammam, Madhira, Sathupalli, Alampur, Gadwal, Narayanpet, Maktal, Nagarjuna Sagar, Kodad, Huzurabad and bordering areas where Covid-19 spread is more, and take measures to contain it.
The cabinet directed officials to prepare a plan to combat the possible third wave and review area, district and other hospitals to provide infrastructure and facilities.
The government decision to start medical colleges along with the nursing institutions at Nagar Kurnool, Wanaparthy, Jagtial, Sangareddy, Mahbubabad and Kothagudem, and construction of a super specialty hospital on the existing jail premises in Warangal was approved. Prisoners would be shifted to other jails. New jail complex with the latest amenities will be constructed in a sprawling area near Mamunur.
Students going abroad for higher studies will be vaccinated on priority based on their admission letters. The cabinet also approved the government’s decision to extend BC reservations for 10 years. The Telangana state formation day will be celebrated with limited people.
Home and intelligence officers were told to take stringent action against the manufacture and sale of spurious seeds, fertilisers and pesticides. Two additional director posts in the agriculture department were sanctioned. Lands will be identified to set up food processing zones and 10 food clusters.
Farmers will be encouraged to cultivate red gram and cotton during the monsoon season and more rice mills will be set up. CM KCR will write a letter to the centre to procure the entire paddy produced in Telangana.
The Cabinet also approved the state government’s decision to extend rythu bandhu assistance from June 15 to 25.

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