Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extended the ongoing lockdown in the country to control the spread of Coronavirus after April 15.
KCR said that the Prime Minister should consult everybody including other Chief Ministers to take a conscience decision. He said there was no other weapon, to the best of his knowledge and experience, than extending the lockdown to control the disease.
He said the lockdown should be extended without any hesitation and doubts. “Our economy can recover in the next six months to one year. But we cannot bring back the people if they die.
Human life is very important. If we neglect, then we won’t be able to control the spread of disease when all markets open,” he said while addressing a press conference at Pragathi Bhavan on Monday night.
The Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister was also worried and some positive decision would emerge after consultation.
KCR also informed that the total number of cases in Telangana has increased to 364 cases on Monday. He said so far, 45 persons have been discharged from the hospitals afte rthey were cured. Another 15 persons would be discharged by Wednesday.
He said 25,937 people were quarantined. He said 30 people who returned from foreign countries were tested positive while 20 of their relatives/contacts were also found positive. He said none of them died of the disease. He said the Quarantine Period for those returned from foreign countries would end on April 9.
He said 1089 people who attended meeting at Nizamuddin Markaz have been identified. He said 35 people from Telangana were still in Delhi. Of them, he said 172 were found Coronavirus positive. He said 93 people from their families were also affected.
The Chief Minister 308 people were undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital. He said testing for all those quarantined would be completed within three days.
He feared that another 110 cases might emerge in the next one or two days. He said if danger would be fully averted if no new cases are reported. (INN)