KCR sees a positive sign in reduction of cases but says not complacent

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Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao said that the decrease in the spread of Coronavirus in the state is an auspicious sign and opined that there were clear indications that Telangana State would become Corona free State in a few days to come.

He held a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Monday after his videoconference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those attended the meet include Ministers Etela Rajender, Mohammed Ali, TRS Parliamentary Party leader Dr K Keshav Rao, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, DGP Mahender Reddy, Principal Secretaries Narsing Rao, Ms Shanti Kumari, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, and the former Speaker Madhusudhan Chary.

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The CM declared that by April 28, 21 districts in the State would turn into Covid-free districts. He said it was a good development that 97 per cent of the Corona patients are getting discharged after recovery. The CM also declared that since there is a decrease in Coronavirus spread and its impact, there would be gradually reduction of the Containment Centres in the State.

He also said that the link between those who went to Markaz and those came in to contact with them was established and testes are being conducted on them. There was no need for people to get worried about anything.

Medical officials briefed that on Monday when the tests were conducted on 159 people, only two turned out to be positive. 16 people were discharged on Monday. “There are 1003 who tested positive for the virus in the state today, of this 322 were discharged after recovery. As on date, there are 646 cases in the State”, he said.

“In ten districts (Mulugu, Bhadradri, Kothagudem, Narayanpet, Warangal Rural, Wanaparthy, Nagar Kurnool, Mahabubabad, Siddipet, Yadadri, Bhongir, Mancherial) there is not even a single positive case. Of another 11 districts (Jagtial, Jangaon, Peddapally, Sangareddy, Jayashankar Bhoopalpally, Kamareddy, Mahboobnagar, Medak, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Nalgonda) by Tuesday (28 April) would become districts without a single positive case. More number of cases are registered in Hyderabad, Suryapet, and Gadwal, Vikarabad districts. In other districts, positive cases are less in number.

The GHMC has 30 Circles and there is not even a single positive case in many circles. Certain Circles have no active cases. The virus is confined to a few circles. With these several containment, centres are becoming free. The government is reducing the containment centres where the cases are on the decrease by May 8. Even after this, if a case or two is detected, there will be no difficulty in getting those cases treated,” the CM said.

“The government will not be complacent as there is a decrease in positive cases. We are alert all the time. The Medical and health department is ready to face any eventuality or eruption of cases. Testing kits, PPE Kits, N95 Masks, tablets, instruments, beds all are ready. We are prepared to given treatment to any number of cases,” the CM declared.

He further declared: “The lockdown in the state will continue till May 7 as announced earlier. People should cooperate with the guidelines. Please do not come out unless it is very urgent and necessary. People from all the faiths should offer their prayers and celebrate their festivals at home. We will reduce containment zones where there is a decrease in the positive case and where there are no active cases. But people and officials in containment areas should be on high alert,” the CM urged.