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Telangana HC Asks Govt to Consider Weekend Lockdown, Raising Night Curfew Hours to Fight Covid

A well being employee collects a nasal swab pattern from a girl to check for Covid-19 an infection, at Urban Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad. (PTI)

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar mentioned there is no such thing as a want of a lockdown because the state of affairs was underneath management and extra measures are being undertaken throughout districts.

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  • Last Updated:May 05, 2021, 20:33 IST
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The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state authorities to determine by May eight if a lockdown could be imposed throughout weekends and improve evening curfew hours as coronavirus instances continued to be reported in massive numbers from throughout districts. The evening curfew was prolonged until May eight following an earlier court docket order.

Telangana confirmed 6,361 further coronavirus instances throughout the day taking the whole an infection rely to greater than 4.69 lakh, whereas the toll stood at 2,527 as 51 individuals succumbed to the illness.

The excessive court docket expressed discontent on the fast rise in instances and mentioned extra amenities and companies should be in place to take care of the surge.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar mentioned there is no such thing as a want of a lockdown because the state of affairs was underneath management and extra measures are being undertaken throughout districts. Director, Health Department, Dr Srinivas Rao, and GP Mahender Reddy have been additionally current throughout Wednesday’s listening to and knowledgeable the court docket about steps being taken to include the pandemic.

The court docket then directed that one lakh assessments be carried out each day and extra preparations ought to be made for liquid oxygen, different medical tools and vaccines in all of the hospitals. Stating that quick motion was required to instill confidence amongst individuals and keep away from panic, the court docket ordered RTPCR take a look at experiences ought to be supplied inside 24 hours. The court docket additionally requested that officers ought to maintain monitoring individuals coming from Andhra Pradesh and the federal government wanted to take a name on remedy prices at hospital by issuing tips afresh.

The authorities ought to supply on-line companies and checkups in any respect public locations and slap a advantageous on these violating protocol, the HC mentioned. The court docket additionally ordered that jail inmates and people residing in orphanages be supplied vaccinations on the earliest.

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