- Crucial cabinet meet at Pragathi Bhavan for three hours
- Call for Global tenders by Govt. for purchase of vaccines
- Government committed violation by stopping ambulances says HC
Hyderabad: Telangana cabinet decided to go for lockdown for 10 days. The decision comes a day after CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao said there will be no lockdown in the state as the economy will be affected. Lockdown will be from May 12 to 21 and once again cabinet will meet on 20th to review the situation.
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Metro, State RTC buses can run from 6am to 10am
Cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, amusement parks, sports stadia will remain completely shut
Liquor shops will remain open from 6 am to 10 am
Max 40 people for wedding, 20 people for funerals allowed
Ration shops will only be open from 6 am to 10 am
Cooking gas, filling stations supply will run as usual
The following are exempted from lockdown restrictions:
Banks, ATMS will operate as usual
Print and electronic media persons
Government offices to operate with 33% staff
Pharma companies, medical shops, medical distributors, all types of medical services, government and private hospitals, their employees, medical device manufacturing companies are exempted.
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Drinking water supply and sanitisation management in urban and rural areas will continue as usual.
Power Generation and distribution systems will be allowed to operate in regular manner
Petrol and diesel bunks are allowed to open 24 hrs on National Highways.
Transportation on National Highways allowed. Agricultural activities like production, allied sectors, agricultural machinery work, management of rice mills, agricultural related transport, sending grains to FCI, fertiliser and seed shops, seed manufacturing factories, cold storage and ware housing activities exempted from lockdown.
Procurement of grains will continue keeping in view of interest of farmers of Telangana State.
Government committed violation by stopping ambulances: HC
The high court strongly came down on stopping ambulances coming from the neighbouring states at the border. The AG told the court that a decision would be taken on the arrival of ambulances tomorrow. How many lives should be lost before you make a decision? Court questioned AG.
Hyderabad is a medical hub. Many people come here for treatment from Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Karnataka
“Every day many patients come with prescriptions from doctors from different states. In such case, how do you stop ambulances at borders?” the high court questioned the government.
The high court commented that the government had committed a violation by stopping ambulances at inter-state borders. The High Court directed the police not to stop any ambulances at the borders.