Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has declared a carpet ban on every gathering both at private and public places for 15 days with effect from this midnight.
Briefing media about the decisions taken at a marathon cabinet meeting held here at Pragati Bhavan today, Chief Minister said the objective of these wholly of measures announced are only to make people avoid joining gatherings in order to prevent the spread of Covid19 in the state.
While denying the existence of Covid19, KCR called upon people to be extra cautious about the impending danger of spreading the disease as it is being transmitted from those coming from other countries. “The lone case what we have today is the same. He has come from abroad. Thankfully, he is fast recovering”, he said and appealed to the people to strictly avoid joining all kinds of gatherings.
The following measures the Telangana Cabinet has decided to implement with immediate effect:
- Rs500 crore has been sanctioned and kept under the disposal of Chief Secretary.
- Only 83 positive cases of covid19 have been reported at national level out of which 66 are Indians and 15 are foreigners, only 2 persons have died so far.
- 200 health department workers are screening the people in Shamshabad airport day night.
- 1020 beds were kept ready, 321 intensive care units, 1341 beds 240 ventilators were also kept ready to meet any eventuality.
- 4 hospitals with quarantine facilities were set up in the city.
- A Special Taskforce has been set up comprising personnel from health, medical, police, NRI wings, IT etc
- 15 days programme with effect from tonight and until March 31st, 2020
- All educational institutions including coaching centres, summer camps both private and public will be closed down. If anybody violates action will be initiated.
- Board exams for intermediate and SSC will be held as usual.
- Government social welfare residential schools with hostels will continue until the final exams are over.
- Sanitations at all public places will be taken up on a large scale.
- All marriage halls will be shut except for those already decided but would be allowed to congregate not more than 200 people from both bride and bridegroom sides. Orders have been issued to all marriage halls not to book any marriage after March 31st.
- No public events such as Seminars, conferences, events, get-to-gathers, meetings, exhibitions, rallies, dharnas, round table meetings, indoor-outdoor stadiums, gymnasiums, amusements parks, public parks, all sorts of sports events are banned.
- RTC Buses, Metro Rails are kept open and continuation sanitation works will be taken up. However, Super Bazars and Kirana stores will be allowed so that people can buy daily needs.
- He warned the media also not to publish and telecast anything that was not approved by the medial and health department officials. “Action will be taken against those media houses especially those on social media mongers for spreading fear and false information about the virus”, he declared.