TS to discharge 11 cases tomorrow and 26,000 phase-wise up to April 7

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Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that in view of the improvement in Covid incubation period coming to end, the government has decided to discharge over 11 cases tomorrow as they tested negative and those 26,000 suspects under surveillance would be discharges phase-wise from March 31, 2020.

Addressin media in Pragati Bhavan today, CM KCR said that so far over 70 positive cases have been reported in the state out of which one case has already been discharged. “The good news is that over 11 people have tested negative and discharging them tomorrow on Monday. The remaining 58 cases will remain in isolation centres in hospitals”, he said.

He further announced that over 25,937 suspects who were under surveillance by over 5746 medical teams in various observation centres including home quarantine whose incubation period will be completed will be discharged in phase-wise beginning March 31st as their health condition is improving considerably.

“As there is no possibility of turning them positive and if everything goes well, we have decided to discharge them in a phased manner on the basis of their date of detection. Over 1899 people will be discharged on March 31st, 1440 on April 1st, 1887 on April 2nd, 1476 on April 3rd, 1453 on April 4, 914 on April 5th, 454 on April 6th and 397 will be finally discharged on April 7”, he said. He said after April 7 there will not be any virus inflicted person unless there is no fresh case reported during this period.

Hence, I request people to be extra cautious by maintaining self-discipline and social distancing. While appreciating peoples’ commitment to making the lockdown successful, he wanted them to continue with the same spirit till April 15 after which India will emerge victoriously. “We will be winning over the deadly disease”, he said.

With regard to the migrant labourers’ issue, CM revealed that it has been found that over 12,436 teams of migrant labours comprising 3,35,000 men are there in RR district, Peddapalli and Khammam districts. They will be provided with 12 kg of rice for each family besides providing Rs 500 to each person. Instructions have been given to the Collectors to provide shelter to the homeless among them by hiring function halls in their respective localities.

A common Doctors, Nurses, Technicians pool has been created to hire the services of those with required eligibilities below 60 years. An advertisement to this effect has been released today and CM requested those eligible to apply for the same so that their services can be hired as and when the requirement comes up.

Further, referring to the farmers, KCR appealed to them not to bring their produce to the marketing yards as it would be locked out completely and no transaction would take place there. “This is in your interest as there would be the possibility of getting the place crowded. Hence, in order to avoid the crowd to save them from Coronavirus, we have decided to issue coupons to each farmer in villages who have to bring their Pattadar passbook and bank passbooks along with the coupons on the prescribed dates so that every grain what they produce will be purchased by the government”, he said.

He further stated that never in history, we have provided Rs 25 Cr to the Civil Supplies department besides 3,500 crores to the Market department. “I have just signed on the file”, he said and urged the officials to make arrangements to deposit the Rs 1500 into the white ration cards holders’ account”.

While appreciating the sarpanches for implementing the lockdown strictly in their respective villages but requested them to be liberal in the case of allowing certain vehicles to come into their villages especially with regard to the agriculture and civil supplies produces only to make them reach the last beneficiary. He also urged them to maintain a social distance of at least 3 meters between each person even at the place of distribution counters at the ration shops etc.