No more lockdown in the country: PM tells CMs

Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao, Health Minister Etela Rajender along with other officials are seen interacting with the PM Narendra Modi through video conference today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that country is now heading towards unlockdown as the lockdown period has ended.

He was responding to a question by the Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao after he brought to his notice about rumours regarding possibility of one more lockdown in the country. The CM asked him whether the lockdown would be reimposed in the country, during a video conference held here today. “I have been telling people that the PM will not take lockdown decision without consulting the CMs. Please give clarity on this issue,” asked KCR.

Responding to the CM’s request, the PM made it clear: “There will not be any lockdown in the country. The four phases of lockdown are over. Unlock down1.0 is going on now. We all should discuss what to do about unlock 2.0 issue.”

In this context, the CM explained to the PM measures taken by the state government to contain the spread of Corona.

“The state government is making all efforts to contain the Coronavirus in the State. Corona is under control in the State. The death rate is also registering a low percentage. We are confident that with the efforts put in by both the Centre and states, we will register a decisive victory over Corona. Corona cases are reported in Hyderabad and neighbouring districts. We are also putting strong efforts in these areas to contain the spread. I am confident that within days the spread would be under control. The normal life is emerging now. Migrant workers, Hamalis, labour from various states are getting ready to work in other states. We have to provide facilities for them. The entire country is one and everyone should have the facility to work anywhere in the country. Hamalis from Bihar are ready to come back to Telangana,” the CM told the PM.

On the reports that Bihar CM Sri Nitish Kumar is not allowing workers from his state to travel to Telangana, the CM reacted albeit in a lighter vein. “Nitish Ji we are taking care of Hamalis coming from your State very well. Our Chief secretary is also a Bihari. Please send the Hamalis,” the CM asked.